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When you talk about renovations, do you really mean repairs? In other words, are there things that need to be repaired in the apartment? That could mean that the apartment needs new carpeting or that the walls need to be repainted but you are not talking about major renovations such as doing a new kitchen or bathroom for example are you?
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Have you put your request in writing and listed what needs to be done?
In Alberta that laws that protects tenants is the Residential Tenancies Act.
The Act provides that it's the Landlord's responsibility to keep the home in good repair.You may not withhold rent but have other options available to you. Before you exercise these options you have to make your requests to the Landlord in writing.After that one option is to call the government agency that enforces housing by-laws and regulations if you feel these are being breached.At the same time you can file a complaint with the Residential Tenancies Dispute branch of the government.
You can ask for a rent abatement as well as for an order that the landlord be required to do the repairs.I hope that helps as a starting point.