According to the changes in the Residential Tenancy Act a landlord can take up to ½ a months rent as a security deposit against damages to the property.
Equally the lanlord can take another ½ months rent for security against damages from a pet.
If you are a tenant with a pet you can be charged up to a full months rent as security deposit if you want to rent with a pet. All of this is kept by the landlord at 0% interest rate.
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