Application Fees for Rental Units Policy: Residential Tenancies

The Application Fees for Rental Units Policy outlines that landlords aren’t allowed to charge prospective tenants an application fee when applying to rent a unit. The policy also explains what happens if a tenant pays money to a landlord as part of an application.

This policy explains that the Residential Tenancies Act doesn’t allow landlords to charge prospective tenants an application fee when applying to rent a unit.

Information includes:

  • what happens if a tenant pays an application fee to a landlord
  • what the tenant can do if the landlord doesn’t return the application fee

Type:
  • Policy

Author: Residential Tenancies
Department: Service Nova Scotia