Yukon Landlord-Tenant Law Summary
Is it mandatory to have a written lease in Yukon?
It is not required to have a written lease, but it is strongly recommended for landlords and tenants alike. Yukon Territory allows oral, written, express, or implied agreements. If the tenancy agreement is written, it must be signed by both parties. A duplicate copy must be delivered to the tenant within 21 days after both the landlord and tenant sign the agreement.
Are landlords required to conduct a condition inspection report?
It is not required in Yukon for a landlord to conduct an inspection report. However, unless a statement of condition is signed by both landlord and tenant when a security deposit is collected, damages may not be deducted from the security deposit.
Who is responsible for maintaining the rental premises?
It is the landlord's responsibility to keep the rental premises in a good state of repair. The landlord must follow all health, safety, and maintenance laws, regulations, and standards. The tenant is responsible for any damages that may be caused by the tenant, the tenant’s family or invitees.
Are rent receipts required?
The landlord must provide the tenant with a rent receipt, upon request.
What are the rules for collecting a security deposit in Yukon?
The landlord may charge the tenant a security deposit of no more than the amount equal to the rent paid for the first month of a tenancy. The security deposit may only be used to pay for the last months rent, unless both the landlord and tenant have signed a condition report at the commencement of the tenancy, in which case the landlord can deduct from the deposit for damage caused. Interest must be paid on the security deposit held by the landlord to a tenant in the Yukon territory. It is paid either annually or 15 days after tenancy ends, whichever is sooner.
What is a Yukon landlord’s right of entry?
The landlord needs 24 hours written notice to enter the rented premises, and the landlord may only enter the unit between eight in the morning and nine at night. These rules do not apply if the tenant gives consent to permit the landlord at the time of entry or in the case of an emergency.
When may a landlord increase the rent?
An increase in rent is not permitted for tenancies less than 1 year or in the first year of a tenancy. When giving a notice of increase, the landlord must serve notice on the tenant at least three months in advance.
How can a landlord end a tenancy?
Weekly Tenancy – The landlord must give one week's notice in advance. The landlord must serve the tenant with a notice on or before the last day of the week, prior to the week of termination.
Monthly Tenancy- The landlord must give at least one month's advance notice. The landlord must serve the notice to the tenant on or before the last day of the month prior to the month of termination.
Yearly Tenancy – The landlord must give at least 90 days notice prior to termination date. The notice must be served 90 days before the last day in the year of the tenancy.