The Office of Residential Tenancies (ORT) has launched an online public access portal for landlords and tenants in Saskatchewan.
Administrators say the option will provide landlords and tenants with the ability to create notices, file applications online and upload evidence, photos and other documents related to ORT applications from the convenience of a computer or mobile device. Clients can log into the online portal using their Saskatchewan Account at www.saskatchewan.ca/ort.
Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant sees the development as being able to speed up processing.
“The new system will allow ORT staff to respond to claims faster and better manage claims from beginning to end, improving access to justice and reducing paper usage. Landlords and tenants will now have 24-hour access to complete notices, file applications online, upload evidence and track the progress of their dispute.”
The ORT got more than 150,000 inquiries via email and phone in 2020-21 and accepted 3,969 applications from tenants and landlords. Applications typically involve disputes over security deposits, overdue or unpaid rent, damages to property, and abandoned personal property.
The ORT in its promotional video indicates it is independent of government and provides tenants and landlords with information about their rights and responsibilities.
More information can be found on its website.