Standards of Health, Safety or Housing Policy: Residential Tenancies

The Standards of Health, Safety or Housing Policy explains that landlords need to keep rental properties in a good state of repair and liveable during the tenancy. It also explains that landlords must follow the law on standards of health, safety and housing.

This policy outlines that under the Residential Tenancies Act, landlords must keep the rental property in a good state of repair and liveable during the tenancy. It describes how landlords must also follow the law on standards of health, safety and housing.

Information includes:

  • how a tenant can file an Application to the Director
  • what evidence the tenant needs to show to prove that the landlord hasn’t kept the rental property in a good state of repair or liveable
  • what to do when expert evidence (for example, reports from agencies and qualified experts) is not available

Type:
  • Policy

Author: Residential Tenancies
Department: Service Nova Scotia