Residential Tenancies: renting guide for tenants and landlords

Rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords.

This guide provides tenants and landlords with information on their rights and responsibilities at the beginning of the tenancy and during the tenancy.

Information includes:

  • application process
  • inspecting the premises
  • tenants’ insurance
  • landlord rules
  • signing a lease
  • security deposit and maximum amount it can be
  • moving in
  • rent and rent increases
  • maintenance, heat and utilities, locks and landlord access
  • changing the terms of the lease
  • ending (terminating) a lease
  • what to do if there’s a dispute between the tenants and landlord

  • Guide

Author: Residential Tenancies
Department: Service Nova Scotia