BILL NO. 7
1st Session, 64th General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Private Member's Bill
Renter Protection Act
First Reading: October 13, 2021
This Bill limits rent increase amounts to the Consumer Price Index rate of inflation, unless the rental vacancy rate is at a sustained level of 3% or greater.
An Act to Amend Chapter 401
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Residential Tenancies Act,
Respecting the Protection of Renters
1 This Act may be cited as the Renter Protection Act.
- 11A (1) Notwithstanding Section 11 and subject to subsection (3), a landlord shall not impose a rent increase by a percentage amount that is greater than the annual average percentage change for the most recent Consumer Price Index for Nova Scotia published by Statistics Canada.
(3) This Section does not apply where, in the Minister's determination, the average provincial rental vacancy rate has been at a sustained level of three per cent or greater for a period of at least one year.
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