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Residential Tenancies Act (amended)

BILL NO. 102

(as introduced)

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

Private Member's Bill

Residential Tenancies Act

Maureen MacDonald
Halifax Needham

First Reading: December 11, 2007

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill gives senior citizens security of tenure after one year in the residential premises.

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

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Section 10 of Chapter 401 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Residential Tenancies Act, as amended by Chapter 31 of the Acts of 1992, Chapter 40 of the Acts of 1993, Chapter 32 of the Acts of 1994 and Chapter 7 of the Acts of 1997, is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (8A) the following subsection:

(8B) Notwithstanding the periods of notice contained in subsection (3) and notwithstanding subsection (8), where a tenant who is sixty-five years of age or older on the coming into force of this subsection and thereafter has resided in residential premises for a period of one year or more, notice to quit may not be given except in the same circumstances as is set forth in clauses (a) to (f) of subsection (8).

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