Certificate of Service: Residential Tenancies (Form L1)

Landlords and tenants use Form L1 to certify 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 L1: Certificate of Service to certify 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 certify that they’ve served residential tenancy documents on the other party.

What you need to do

  1. Complete the form.
  2. Check the form for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Take your completed form and supporting documents to Access Nova Scotia.

How long it takes

The Certificate of Service is completed once you take your completed form to Access Nova Scotia. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your form hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

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

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