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Rental Property Conversion Act (amended)

BILL NO. 39

(as introduced)

2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
56 Elizabeth II, 2007



Government Bill



Rental Property Conversion Act
(amended)



The Honourable Jamie Muir
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations



First Reading: November 29, 2007

(Explanatory Notes)

Second Reading: December 4, 2007

Third Reading: December 10, 2007 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)

Explanatory Notes

Clause 1 corrects an outdated reference.

Clause 2 amends the Rental Property Conversion Act to

(a) provide that notice to the Director of Residential Tenancies of a proposed conversion of a rental property be given by a statutory declaration in the form prescribed in the regulations; and

(b) set the term of an offer to extend a tenancy made under the Act at twelve months from the date of a proposed conversion where the tenancy would otherwise terminate during that period.

Clause 3 adds a regulation-making power to prescribe a form of statutory declaration for notice to the Director of a proposed conversion.

Clause 4 provides that this Act comes into force upon proclamation.

An Act to Amend Chapter 399
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Rental Property Conversion Act

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Clause 2(a) of Chapter 399 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Rental Property Conversion Act, is amended by striking out "Landlord and Tenant Relations in the Department of Consumer Affairs" in the first, second and third lines and substituting "Residential Tenancies designated pursuant to the Residential Tenancies Act".

2 (1) Clause 4(1)(a) of Chapter 399 is amended by adding "by statutory declaration in the form prescribed in the regulations" immediately after "Director" in the second line.

(2) Clause 4(2)(b) of Chapter 399 is repealed and the following clause substituted:

(b) offer the tenant an extension of the tenancy for twelve calendar months beyond the date of the proposed conversion set out in the notice where the tenancy would otherwise terminate before the end of the twelfth month after the date of the proposed conversion;

3 Section 9 of Chapter 399 is amended by adding immediately after subsection (1) the following subsection:

(1A) The Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing a form of statutory declaration for the purpose of clause (a) of subsection (1) of Section 4.

4 This Act comes into force on such day as the Governor in Council orders and declares by proclamation.


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