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32 results found for: "Consumer tipsheet"

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September 25, 2020

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When you use credit to make purchases or pay for services and fail to make payments your creditors may take legal actions to recover the money owed. Common types of credit are bank loans, bank account overdrafts, lines of credit, credit cards, finance agreements, student loans, payday loans, etc....


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July 1, 2020

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An employment agency helps an employer find employees or helps employees find work or evaluates or tests people for employers seeking employees. Changes to the Employment Agency Business Licensing Regulation came into effect September 1, 2012.


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June 1, 2020

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In Alberta, the Mobile Home Sites Tenancies Act applies to people who own a mobile home and rent the mobile home site from a landlord. This law sets out the rights and responsibilities that apply to these tenancies.


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February 1, 2020

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In Alberta, the Residential Tenancies Act applies to most people who rent the place where they live. This law sets out the rights and responsibilities that apply to tenants. This publication contains former tips in a one-stop location: inspection reports, sample cleaning list, and a checklist for...


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February 1, 2020

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Some landlords are changing the way they charge tenants for natural gas and electricity. Landlords are using a new tool that measures the energy used by each rental unit. This tool is called a sub-meter. This tipsheet includes information about sub-meters and how they may impact tenants. It also...


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February 1, 2020

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Describes the four main types of mortgage fraud, what you can do to protect yourself from mortgage fraud, and what to do if you suspect a suspicious transaction.


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February 1, 2020

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A franchise is a business arrangement. A franchisee (buyer of a franchise) buys the right to market particular products and services from a franchisor (seller of a franchise). The franchisee buys those rights for a specific period of time in a particular location. This tipsheet provides...

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February 1, 2020

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The Time Share Contracts Regulation under the Consumer Protection Act has been expanded to include the sale of points-based time share contracts. The name has been changed to the Time Share and Points-based Contracts and Business Regulation. This publication outlines the three different classes...


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November 1, 2019

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This publication outlines the rules and regulations that must be followed by Alberta businesses that sell goods by public auction. Such sales are governed by the Fair Trading Act, the Public Auctions Regulation and the Sale of Goods Act.


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November 1, 2019

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When someone uses personal information such as your name, social insurance number (SIN), credit card number or other identifying information without your knowledge or permission, it is identity theft and it is a crime. This publications discusses how you can protect your information and your...