Form 7A "Notice of Utility Arrears" - Saskatchewan, Canada

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Instructions to Landlord - Serving a
Notice of Utility Arrears
(See Page 2 for Form 7a)
Serving a Notice of Utility Arrears
1. Complete Form 7a - NOTICE OF UTILITY ARREARS and keep a copy
2. Serve the tenant(s), which means get a copy to the tenant(s) by either:
a. Handing it directly to the tenant(s) (personal service) - OR -
b. Both taping a copy to the front door of the rental property and mailing a copy to the tenant(s) through the post office
(you cannot just put it in their mailbox) - OR -
c. Both taping a copy to the front door of the rental unit and sending a true copy of the document electronically (email, text
message, and social media).
Personal service is always better, as the person who delivered the notice directly knows and can say that the tenant(s) got the
notice. If the tenant(s) does/do not actually get the copy by posting and mailing or by electronic delivery, the notice may not be
effective.
If any utility charges are still unpaid 15 days after the serving of this notice, you may serve a Form 7 - Immediate Notice to
Vacate and Notice of Arrears - on the tenant(s). The Office of Residential Tenancies may grant an Order for Possession. Use
Form 9a to apply.
With your application (Form 9a) provide:
1. A copy of the Notice of Utility Arrears AND a copy of the Immediate Notice to Vacate and Notice of
Arrears to show exactly what was given to the tenant(s),
2. Certificate of Services, signed by the person(s) who served the tenant(s) and completed to say how the
tenant(s) was/were served with the Notice of Utility Arrears AND with the Immediate Notice to Vacate and
Notice of Arrears (tenants served electronically or personally must EACH receive the notice, a separate
Certificate of Service must be completed for each individual served personally or electronically), and
3. Evidence proving utilities are in arrears and/or a copy of the signed lease agreement (if applicable)
– evidence MUST be submitted with the application form. Photographic evidence must be numbered with
a detailed explanation underneath each image and submitted on one document (PDF or Word).
The Office will schedule a hearing and provide you with a Notice of Hearing to complete and serve on the tenant(s) to let them
know what you want and when and where they should appear for the hearing.
With the hearing notice, give the tenant(s) a copy of your evidence proving utilities are in arrears.
September 2021 Form 7a
Instructions to Landlord - Serving a
Notice of Utility Arrears
(See Page 2 for Form 7a)
Serving a Notice of Utility Arrears
1. Complete Form 7a - NOTICE OF UTILITY ARREARS and keep a copy
2. Serve the tenant(s), which means get a copy to the tenant(s) by either:
a. Handing it directly to the tenant(s) (personal service) - OR -
b. Both taping a copy to the front door of the rental property and mailing a copy to the tenant(s) through the post office
(you cannot just put it in their mailbox) - OR -
c. Both taping a copy to the front door of the rental unit and sending a true copy of the document electronically (email, text
message, and social media).
Personal service is always better, as the person who delivered the notice directly knows and can say that the tenant(s) got the
notice. If the tenant(s) does/do not actually get the copy by posting and mailing or by electronic delivery, the notice may not be
effective.
If any utility charges are still unpaid 15 days after the serving of this notice, you may serve a Form 7 - Immediate Notice to
Vacate and Notice of Arrears - on the tenant(s). The Office of Residential Tenancies may grant an Order for Possession. Use
Form 9a to apply.
With your application (Form 9a) provide:
1. A copy of the Notice of Utility Arrears AND a copy of the Immediate Notice to Vacate and Notice of
Arrears to show exactly what was given to the tenant(s),
2. Certificate of Services, signed by the person(s) who served the tenant(s) and completed to say how the
tenant(s) was/were served with the Notice of Utility Arrears AND with the Immediate Notice to Vacate and
Notice of Arrears (tenants served electronically or personally must EACH receive the notice, a separate
Certificate of Service must be completed for each individual served personally or electronically), and
3. Evidence proving utilities are in arrears and/or a copy of the signed lease agreement (if applicable)
– evidence MUST be submitted with the application form. Photographic evidence must be numbered with
a detailed explanation underneath each image and submitted on one document (PDF or Word).
The Office will schedule a hearing and provide you with a Notice of Hearing to complete and serve on the tenant(s) to let them
know what you want and when and where they should appear for the hearing.
With the hearing notice, give the tenant(s) a copy of your evidence proving utilities are in arrears.
September 2021 Form 7a
Form 7a
Notice of Utility Arrears
The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, Clause 57(5)(b)
Office of Residential Tenancies
Questions about your rights? Contact the Office of Residential Tenancies at 1-888-215-2222
or
ORT@gov.sk.ca
or visit
Saskatchewan.ca/ort
To tenants
:
(legal occupants)
of
, Saskatchewan.
(rental address)
You are hereby given notice that the tenancy agreement requires you to pay utility charges for
(Type of Utility)
to
and you have failed to pay the utility charges.
(Company)
As of
the arrears owing for utilities is $
(Date)
If any utility charges are still unpaid 15 days after the serving of this notice, your tenancy agreement will be terminated
and you will be evicted.
Dated at
in the Province of Saskatchewan, this
day of
(City/Town)
(Month)
(Year)
Landlord and/or Agent Signature
Name of Landlord and/or Agent -
(please print)
Mailing Address of Landlord/Agent - please print
September 2021 Form 7a
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