Tenancy Agreement Nova Scotia

The nature of the termination to provide your customer depends on the circumstances. All cancellation forms are available at beta.novascotia.ca/residential-tenancy-forms. Department of Community Services The information provided is short, but the list of available programs and services is very helpful. www.novascotia.ca/coms/index.html Use Form p: Standard Lease Form to see all the applicable terms in each residential tenancy agreement. Landlords can use Form P, another form of rental agreement or an oral agreement, but the terms in the form of P remain valid. The Regulation imposes a standard form of lease to be used for leases between lessors and tenants. If a written rental agreement is not used or if another form of rental agreement is used than the prescribed one, all the conditions indicated in the standard form remain applicable. With the exception of prefabricated homes (formerly mobile homes) and land rental municipalities (formerly mobile home parks), there is no rent control in Nova Scotia. The owners set the rental price of their units. Landlords, regardless of the type of residential rental unit, can only increase the rent once every 12 months and are required to inform the tenant in writing 4 months before the lease anniversary. The landlord must request that the matter be communicated or that a hearing be held. Mediation and hearings are methods of dispute resolution. When the mediation option is selected, both parties strive to reach an agreement and, at this point, they must sign a negotiated settlement, which is a binding contract between the two parties.

If the hearing continues, the landlord and tenant are heard and can provide evidence to support their case.