Abandoned Personal Property Policy: Residential Tenancies

The Abandoned Personal Property Policy outlines the rules and procedure landlords need to follow when dealing with personal property left behind by tenants at the end of a lease.

This policy explains the rules and procedure landlords need to follow when a tenant leaves personal property behind at the end of their tenancy. The policy also explains the rules for abandoned motor vehicles and manufactured (mobile) homes.

Information includes:

  • abandoned goods worth less than $500
  • abandoned goods worth more than $500
  • unsafe or unsanitary goods
  • inventory of abandoned goods
  • waiting period
  • public auction
  • which forms need to be used
  • who needs to be notified when

Type:
  • Policy

Author: Residential Tenancies
Department: Service Nova Scotia