Application to Director to end tenancy (lease) because of unpaid rent (Form K)

Apply to the Director of Residential Tenancies to collect unpaid rent and end a tenant’s lease without participating in hearing or mediation with the tenant.

Use Form K: Application to Director – Rental Arrears to collect unpaid rent and end a tenant’s lease without participating in hearing or mediation with the tenant.

Eligibility

You can only use Form K if you already served your tenant with Form D: Notice to Quit for Rental Arrears. You need to have served Form D 15 days before you submit Form K. You can’t use Form K if the tenant:

How to apply

  1. Complete the first 2 pages of the application form.
  2. Take your completed application, a copy of Form D you served on your tenant and the payment to Access Nova Scotia.
  3. At Access Nova Scotia, fill out Form L1: Certificate of Service.
  4. Access Nova Scotia gives you a copy of Form K for you to serve on your tenant.
  5. You or your representative need to serve Form K to the same tenant you served Form D to.
  6. After your tenant has been served, return to Access Nova Scotia and complete pages F3 and F4 on Form K and complete another Form L1: Certificate of Service.
  7. Access Nova Scotia processes Form K and assigns it a residential tenancy officer.
  8. The residential tenancy officer reviews Form K and renders a decision (Order of the Director). The decision (Order of the Director) is mailed to the applicant and tenant.

How long it takes

It should take 1 week to receive a decision (Order of the Director). It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

Activity Fee
Registration $31.15

Payment options

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, debit card, cheque, money order, cash. A cheque or money order should be made payable to the Minister of Finance. Payment options may vary depending on how you apply.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • tenant’s name, address, phone number and email address
  • date Form D was served on the tenant
  • date to end the tenancy
  • copy of Form D
  • term of lease
  • amount of rent due each week or month
  • amount of rent paid since Form D was served
  • date tenant moved in and out
  • amount of security deposit and date paid

Application form