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).
- 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
Author: Residential Tenancies
Department: Service Nova Scotia