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Landlords

If you are a landlord and rent residential property, then you may qualify for Your Energy Rebate. Your Energy Rebate is a provincial program designed to help Nova Scotians with home energy costs. Your Energy Rebate does not cover business energy costs.

  1. Commercial Electricity Customers
  2. Residential Electricity Customer
  3. How do I apply?
  4. How often can I apply?
  5. How do I know if I qualify?
  6. How long do I have to apply for my rebate?
  7. Where can I get an application form?
  8. How do I complete an application form available on the website?
  9. Can I save the completed application form?
  10. PDF Fillable Application Forms

Commercial Electricity Customers

If you are charged commercial service rates for your electricity, you may claim a rebate on your full residential power usage indicated on your bill.

The demand charge is also eligible for the rebate. Effective January 1, 2010, any energy efficiency program charges included on a commercial service rate customer's electricity bill may be included in the calculation of the rebate under the program.

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Residential Electricity Customer

All electricity consumed for residential purposes is eligible for the rebate. If you are being billed at the domestic service rate, the rebate will be automatically deducted from your bill. The base charge is also eligible for the rebate.

Effective January 1, 2010, energy efficiency program charges are eligible for the rebate.

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How do I apply?

Complete the application form in full.

Include all receipts for the home energy purchases.

Please ensure that your receipts indicate the following:

  • Supplier's HST number
  • Amount of HST paid 
  • Date of the purchase
  • Nature of the product (e.g. wood, wood pellets)

Invoices and/or receipts issued in the name of a person other than the applicant will not be accepted.

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How often can I apply?

You may submit one application each quarter (April, July, October and January).

If you only purchase fuel for residential use and have submitted a declaration stating that you do not heat any non-residential space, you may apply whenever you have purchased enough fuel to receive a rebate of $30.00 or more.

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How do I know if I qualify?

You are eligible to apply as a landlord for Your Energy Rebate, if:

  • Your property is defined as a "residential property" under Section 26 of the Assessment Act;
  • Your property is 100% residential or is classified as a combination of "residential taxable" with "resource taxable", "resource forest" or "resource exempt" based on the current property assessment for the property listed under the Act;
  • You pay the home energy costs for tenants and/or residential common areas such as stairwells, hallways, laundry room, storage and parking; and
  • You are a landlord as defined in Section 2 of the Residential Tenancies Act.

For deliveries of heating oil, propane, natural gas and firewood delivered by a registered bulk vendor, the rebate may be automatically deducted from your bill. If your electricity is billed at a domestic service rate, you will receive your rebate on your bill.

For electricity billed at a commercial rate, the rebate will not be deducted from your bill and an application will be required with receipts. Other forms of home energy, such as cylinder propane, wood pellets or firewood delivered by a vendor not registered to provide an at source rebate, require an application form to be completed, with accompanying receipts.

If your property is a combination of residential and commercial; and

  • You are a landlord as defined in Section 2 of the Residential Tenancies Act;
  • Your property is defined as a "partly residential" under Section 26 of the Assessment Act; and
  • You pay the home energy costs for tenants and/or residential common areas such as stairwells, hallways, laundry room, storage and parking.

All energy purchases will require an application form to be completed, with accompanying receipts.

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How long do I have to apply for my rebate?

If you have paid HST on your residential use energy purchase and the rebate was not deducted from your bill, you have 24 months from the date of purchase to apply for your rebate.

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Where can I get an application form?

In Person

Access Nova Scotia

Email

yourenergyrebate@gov.ns.ca

Telephone

Halifax Region
(902) 424-5200

Toll-free in Nova Scotia
1-800-670-4357

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How do I complete an application form available on the website?

Your Energy Rebate program applications available on our website are PDF fillable forms that;

  • may be printed and completed manually; or
  • may be completed online and then printed; or
  • may be downloaded from our website and completed on your computer and then printed.

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Can I save the completed application form?

PDF fillable forms downloaded from our website and completed on your computer may be saved and used again without having to re-enter your identification information. You need only replace the dates covered by the application and the invoice details.

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PDF Fillable Application Forms

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