Assemblée Législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse

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21 septembre 2017

Projet de loi no 110

Residential Tenancies Act (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 401 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Residential Tenancies Act

Déposé par :
L'honorable John MacDonell
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations

Première lecture
Débats en deuxième lecture
Adoption en deuxième lecture
Comité des modifications des lois
    Date(s) de réunion 2 décembre 2011; 5 décembre 2011
    Rapport à la Chambre
Comité plénier
Débats de la troisième lecture
Débats de la troisième lecture
Sanction royale
Prise d'effet 15 novembre 2012
2011 Statutes, Chapter 70

Note explicative (en anglais seulement)

Clause 1 amends the Statutory Conditions respecting manufactured homes to
(a) clarify that they apply only to leases of a manufactured home space and of a manufactured home in a land lease community;

(b) allow the tenant to apply to the landlord on behalf of the purchaser or lessee of the manufactured home to become a tenant of the manufactured home space;

(c) state that the landlord cannot unreasonably withhold or charge for the consent unless actual expenses are incurred to give the consent; and

(d) require the landlord within ten days of receipt of the request to either consent or give reasons for not consenting, failing which the landlord is deemed to have given consent.

Clause 2 permits the landlord, where the notice to quit is valid, to apply to the Director for three remedies at once as follows:
(a) an order for the tenant to vacate the premises;

(b) an order requiring the tenant to pay to the landlord any rent owing for the month in which the notice to quit was given to the tenant; and

(c) an order allowing the landlord to retain the tenant’s security deposit and apply it against the rental arrears for the month in which the notice to quit was given to the tenant.

Clause 3 clarifies that the rental increase notice applies to manufactured home spaces.

Clause 4 expands regulation-making powers as follows:
(a) requiring the tenant to provide information to the purchaser or lessee regarding the tenancy of the manufactured home space;

(b) respecting the form and contents of the tenant’s application requesting the consent of the landlord; and

(c) respecting the manner in which the landlord may respond to the tenant’s application.

Clause 5 repeals Chapter 66 of the Acts of 2008 which has not been proclaimed in force and is superseded by this Bill.

Clause 6 clarifies that, notwithstanding the repeal of subsection 11A(4) and Section 14, both continue to apply to a tenant who received a notice of increase of rent before the repeal.

Clause 7 provides for the coming into force of the Act on proclamation.