Residential Tenancies: mediation and hearings guide

Options available to landlords and tenants if they can’t resolve disputes on their own: mediation and hearings.

This guide outlines the difference between voluntary mediation and a formal hearing under the Residential Tenancies Act. The guide describes these 2 options, how to prepare for them and what to expect.

Information includes:

  • mediation process
  • how to prepare for mediation
  • hearings process
  • how to prepare for a hearing
  • during the hearing
  • notes for the respondent

  • Guide

Author: Residential Tenancies
Department: Service Nova Scotia