BILL NO. 62
1st Session, 64th General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Interim Residential Rental Increase Cap Act
CHAPTER 22 OF THE ACTS OF 2021
The Honourable Colton LeBlanc
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services
First Reading: October 28, 2021 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)
Second Reading: October 29, 2021
Third Reading: November 4, 2021
Royal Assent: November 5, 2021
(2) This Act does not apply to rental increases for tenants in a public housing program in which the amount of the tenant's rent is increased solely on the basis of an increase in the tenant's income.
4 (1) In addition to the restrictions on increasing rent in Section 11 of the Residential Tenancies Act, a landlord shall not increase the rent payable by an existing tenant by more than two per cent above the amount that the tenant was legally required to pay in the preceding 12-month period.
5 (1) Where a tenant believes that a landlord has imposed a rental increase in contravention of this Act, the tenant may make an application to the Director of Residential Tenancies in accordance with Section 13 of the Residential Tenancies Act for an order requiring the landlord to reimburse the tenant for any amount of rent collected in contravention of this Act.
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