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Residential Tenancies Act (amended)

BILL NO. 60

(as introduced)

5th Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
62 Elizabeth II, 2013



Private Member's Bill



Residential Tenancies Act
(amended)



Diana Whalen
Halifax Clayton Park



First Reading: April 24, 2013

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends the Residential Tenancies Act to authorize tenants in the same building to make a joint application to the Director of Residential Tenancies with respect to a question arising under the Act, a breach of a lease or a contravention of the Act.

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

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows: 1 Section 13 of Chapter 401 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Residential Tenancies Act, as enacted by Chapter 7 of the Acts of 1997, is amended by adding immediately after subsection (4) the following subsection:

(5) Two or more tenants in the same building, whether in the same or separate residential premises, may join in a single application under this Section and this Act and the regulations apply in respect of the application as if it were an application by one tenant.


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