Agreements of Purchase and Sale Policy: Residential Tenancies

The Agreements of Purchase and Sale Policy explains how a landlord-tenant relationship is defined by looking at the difference between an Agreement of Purchase and Sale and a lease. A residential tenancy officer can only help resolve disputes when a landlord-tenant relationship exists.

This policy outlines how a landlord-tenant relationship is determined. When a landlord-tenant relationship exists, a residential tenancy officer can help resolve disputes. If a landlord-tenant relationship doesn’t exist, the parties have to resolve the dispute themselves or go to other levels of the court system (for example, Small Claims Court or NS Supreme Court).

Information includes:

  • details on when and why a residential tenancy officer needs to determine if a landlord-tenant relationship exists
  • definitions of agreement of purchase and sale, lease with an option to purchase, and lease

Type:
  • Policy

Author: Residential Tenancies
Department: Service Nova Scotia