Housing, property and community

Personal property registration

Lien Check: find a security interest (lien) on personal property

Find security interests (liens) registered in the Personal Property Registry against motor vehicles, trailers, mobile homes (manufactured homes), aircraft, boats and outboard motors.

Register a claim in the Personal Property Registry

Individuals and businesses can register a claim against personal property (any property other than land) in the Personal Property Registry.

Register a Financing Statement in the Personal Property Registry

Individuals and businesses can register a Financing Statement against personal property (any property other than land) in the Personal Property Registry.

Register a judgment in the Personal Property Registry

Individuals and businesses that hold a judgment can register the judgment against personal property (any property other than land) in the Personal Property Registry.

Register a matrimonial property order in the Personal Property Registry

Individuals that have a matrimonial property order can register the order against personal property (any property other than land) in the Personal Property Registry.

Register an appointment of receiver in the Personal Property Registry

Individuals and businesses that have a receiver appointed can register the appointment of receiver against personal property (any property other than land) in the Personal Property Registry.

Search the Personal Property Registry

Find information about security interests (liens) registered with the Personal Property Registry. Interests in personal property (any property other than land) include motor vehicles, boats, inventories and accounts.

Building or renovating

Building Code: forms and documents

Collection of forms and documents that engineers, architects and interior design professionals need to use for field reviews of construction, as well as resolving disputes.

Sign up for Building Code updates

Get email notifications of code updates, recall notices and general information related to building, plumbing and energy codes.

Condominiums

Apply to appeal the decision of a condominium dispute officer (Form 27)

Apply to appeal a decision made by a condominium dispute officer about a dispute between a condominium corporation and a unit owner.

Apply to have a condominium dispute heard by a condominium dispute officer (Form 26)

Apply to have a dispute between a condominium owner and a condominium corporation heard by a condominium dispute officer.

Apply to request arbitration for condominium dispute (Form 23)

Apply to request arbitration for disputes between condominium corporations and unit owners that can’t be resolved by a condominium dispute officer.

Appoint or change a registered agent for your condominium corporation (Form 9)

Condominium developers and boards of established condominium corporations use Form 9 to appoint or change a registered agent on behalf of the condominium corporation.

Certificate of the Architect: condominium development (Form 20)

Architects use Form 20 to certify that the condominium buildings have been built in accordance with the architectural plans.

Certificate of the Engineer: condominium development (Form 21)

Engineers use Form 21 to certify that the condominium buildings have been built substantially based on the structural plans.

Condominium Corporations Notice of Rule Change (Form 28)

Boards of directors of condominium corporations use Form 28 to notify members of the corporation of proposed rule changes.

Declarant’s Certificate: initial condominium corporation by-laws (Form 15A)

Form 15A is part of the condominium registration process. Condominium declarants (developers) use the form to submit the by-laws of the proposed condominium corporation to the Registrar of Condominiums.

Notice of Breach of Condominium Corporation’s Declaration, By-laws, or Common-element Rules (Form 25)

Condominium corporations use Form 25 to notify the unit owner and the occupant (tenant) of a breach of rules.

Request a proposed condominium corporation number

Apply for a condominium corporation number from the Registrar of Condominiums if you’re a declarant (developer) and want to build a condominium.

Submit revised condominium corporation by-laws to the Registrar of Condominiums (Form 15)

Condominium corporations use Form 15 to submit revised by-laws to the Registrar of Condominiums.

Update list of condominium corporation officers and directors

Condominium corporations need to keep their list of board members up to date with the Registrar of Condominiums.

Municipalities

Apply for funding to develop beautiful areas in a municipality: Beautification and Streetscaping Program

Municipalities can apply for funding from the Beautification and Streetscaping Program to develop beautiful areas that attract tourists to the municipality.

Apply for funding to invest in employment opportunities in a municipality: Community Works Program

Municipalities can apply for funding from the Community Works Program to invest in employment opportunities in a municipality.

Beautification and Streetscaping Program final report

Municipalities that received funding from the Beautification and Streetscaping Program need to submit a final report within 30 days of completing the project.

Commercial assessment phase-in guide

How to designate a commercial development district and develop a commercial phase-in by-law that supports municipal priorities.

Federal Gas Tax Fund for municipalities

The Federal Gas Tax Fund provides funding to help with municipal infrastructure and capacity-building projects.

Municipal financial reporting and accounting manual (FRAM)

Overview of the Financial Reporting and Accounting Manual Regulation. The manual outlines municipal financial reporting and policy requirements for municipalities and villages.

Tax credits and benefits

Apply for a heating assistance rebate: Heating Assistance Rebate Program

The Heating Assistance Rebate Program helps low-income Nova Scotians with the cost of home heating.

Apply for a property tax rebate: Property Tax Rebate for Seniors

The Property Tax Rebate for Seniors helps low-income seniors with the cost of municipal residential property taxes.

Tenancies and leases

Residential tenancy forms

Forms for tenants and landlords to document items between each other and give formal notices.

Residential tenancy guides

Residential tenancy guides provide tenants and landlords with information about their individual rights and responsibilities.

Residential tenancy policies

Policies include specific information on the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under the Residential Tenancies Act.

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