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Residential Tenancies

The Residential Tenancies program helps landlords and tenants understand their rights, and exercise those rights when necessary.

This site connects you with information you need. From this page, you can see and print legislation, forms, and information booklets. You can also find out how to reach us by phone, by mail, or in person with your questions or comments.

Important Notices

Annual Allowable Rent Increase for Land Lease Communities

The Annual Allowable Rent Increase Amount for rental increases that are effective between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 is 1.6%.

The Annual Allowable Rent Increase Amount for the upcoming 2016 year, for rental increases effective between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, is 1.5%.

For more information, please visit Annual Allowable Rent Increase Amount.

Smoke-Free Housing Nova Scotia Initiative Launched

Smoke-Free Housing NS seeks to promote a smoke-free indoor environment in multi-unit housing. The initiative encourages landlords to create more smoke-free options, as well as a smoke-free housing registry. Smoke-Free Housing NS also provides information for tenants on their options to find potential solutions and tips to protect themselves from second-hand smoke. For more information on this initiative, check out Smoke-Free Housing NS website.

Tenant's Guide

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Learn your rights and responsibilities as a tenant and find out how to resolve disputes with your landlord.

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Landlord's Guide

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Learn your rights and responsibilities as a landlord and find out how to resolve disputes with tenants.

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