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(as introduced)

1st Session, 64th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
70 Elizabeth II, 2021


Private Member's Bill


Renovation Evictions Compensation Act


Lorelei Nicoll
Cole Harbour–Dartmouth

First Reading: October 13, 2021

Second Reading:

Third Reading:


An Act to Compensate Tenants
for Renovation Evictions

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 This Act may be cited as the Renovation Evictions Compensation Act.

2 Words and expressions in this Act have the same meaning as in the Residential Tenancies Act.

3 (1) A landlord shall compensate a tenant who receives a notice to quit the residential premises for the purpose of demolition, removal or making repairs or renovations pursuant to subclause 10(8)(f)(ii) of the Residential Tenancies Act in an amount equal to one month's rent at the current rent amount for each full year the tenant has lived at the residential premises as of the time that the landlord takes possession.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the maximum compensation payable pursuant to that subsection is an amount equal to six months' rent.


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