Affidavit of Service: Residential Tenancies (Form L)
Landlords and tenants use Form L to swear that they’ve served residential tenancy documents on the other party. They can serve the documents in person, by registered mail or by substituted service.
Use Form L: Affidavit of Service to swear that you’ve served residential tenancy documents on your landlord or tenant. You can serve the documents in person, by registered mail or by substituted service.
Who can use this form
Landlords and tenants use the form to swear that they’ve served residential tenancy documents on the other party.
What you need to do
- Complete the form.
- Check the form for details on all required supporting documents.
- Take your completed form and supporting documents to Access Nova Scotia.
- Sign and date the form in the presence of a lawyer or commissioner of oaths. Many information services staff members at Access Nova Scotia are commissioners of oaths.
How long it takes
The Affidavit of Service is completed during your visit to Access Nova Scotia. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your form hasn’t been filled in correctly.
There is no cost to submit the form.
Before you start
Make sure you have:
- copies of the documents you served
- proof of delivery if served by registered mail
- Application to Director to resolve dispute between landlord and tenant (Form J)
- Mediation and hearings: dispute resolution options for landlords and tenants
- Resolve disputes: options for landlords and tenants
- Ending a tenancy: guide for landlords
- Residential Tenancies: guide to resolving disputes
- Residential Tenancies: mediation and hearings guide
- Residential Tenancies: guide to options after a residential tenancy hearing