Assemblée Législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse

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21 septembre 2017

Projet de loi no 119

Residential Tenancies Act (amended)

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

Déposé par :
L'honorable Ramona Jennex
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations

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Prise d'effet 15 novembre 2012
2010 Statutes, Chapter 72

Note explicative (en anglais seulement)

This Bill amends the Residential Tenancies Act to
(a) replace mobile home, mobile home park and mobile home space with manufactured home, land-lease community and manufactured home space, respectively;
(b) update references to institutions and the Department;
(c) provide for the further exclusion of premises from the definition of residential premises;
(d) authorize the maximum fee that may be charged by a landlord with respect to subletting or assigning residential premises to be set by regulation;
(e) clarify when a landlord must provide a copy of the Act to a tenant;
(f) require a tenant to have the permission of the Director of Residential Tenancies to pay rent to the Director in trust;
(g) provide immediate security of tenure;
(h) require a notice to quit to be in prescribed form;
(i) permit a landlord to give a 15 day notice to quit to a tenant who is at least 15 days in arrears in paying the rent;
(j) void a notice to quit because of failure to pay rent if the tenant pays the rent within 15 days of receiving the notice;
(k) authorize the Director to order a tenant to vacate residential premises, without holding a hearing, if the tenant has not paid the arrears of rent or applied to the Director for an order setting aside the notice to quit within 15 days of receiving the notice to quit;
(l) add circumstances when a notice to quit may be given and the effect of the notice;
(m) provide that early termination of tenancy upon income reduction, early termination of tenancy for health reasons and early termination of tenancy upon acceptance into a nursing home apply to all tenants in the same residential premises;
(n) provide that the provisions for early termination of tenancy also apply to fixed-term tenancies;
(o) add special provisions with respect to land-lease communities and housing associations;
(p) add authority for the Director to award a successful party to an application the costs of an application fee and authority for the Small Claims Court to award a successful party the costs of the appeal fee, but no other costs;
(q) provide that the Director and staff cannot be compelled to give evidence in court and restrict the use of the Director’s records in court;
(r) permit rather than compel the Minister to establish an advisory committee on manufactured home tenancies; and
(s) add regulation-making authority respecting the amendments made to the Act .