Download easy-to-use Landlord and Tenant Notice Forms for the Province of Nova Scotia.
Q. How much notice do I need to give my landlord before I move out?
A. If you are a month-to-month tenant, you must give at least 1 full month's notice. Weekly tenants have to give at least 1 full week's notice. Year-to-year tenants must give at least 3 full months' notice before the anniversary date of the tenancy.
Q. My tenant is late with the rent. Can I evict him?
A. If the tenant has not paid the rent 15 days after it's due, you can serve him with a 15 Day Notice to Quit. The tenant then has 15 days to pay the rent or he must move out of the premises.
Q. I can't work anymore because of my health and I can no longer afford the lease payments. How can I get out of my lease?
A. The Nova Scotia Residential Tenancies Act allows you to give your landlord one month's notice (called a Notice to Quit), along with proof from your doctor of your medical condition.
The Nova Scotia Residential Tenancies Act provides that a landlord can terminate a tenancy for reasons other than rent arrears or breach of the lease. You must serve the tenant with this Form F Landlord's Notice to Quit - Additional Circumstances.
There are instructions included in the document which explain how to complete and serve the document on your tenant.
The Notice can only be given in the circumstances outlined in subsections 10(7), 10(7A), and clauses 10(8)(.....
The personal representative (executor) of a tenant who has died can terminate the lease early by serving the landlord with this Form I Tenant's Notice to Quit, under Section 10E of the Nova Scotia Residential Tenancies Act.
This form is only used in circumstances where the personal representative is ending the tenancy early because the tenant has passed away.
The Notice contains instructions as to how the form must be completed and served on the landlord.
If your tenant has breached a statutory condition of the lease or rental agreement, serve them with this Landlord's Notice to Quit for Breach, under subsections 10(7B) and (7C) of the Nova Scotia Residential Tenancies Act.
The Notice contains instructions to help the landlord complete and serve the document on the tenant.
There are separate instructions for landlords of land-lease communities (mobile home parks).
Keep a copy of the signed form for your recor.....
Has your tenant moved out and left personal property behind? If you plan to sell it you must file this Inventory Form and Accounting of Sale of Abandoned Personal Property with the Department of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.
Pursuant to the Residential Tenancies Act 1989, the landlord may sell any personal property abandoned by a tenant at the expiry or termination of a tenancy.
The Inventory Form contains a list of the property and where it will be sto.....
Give notice to your landlord that you are leaving at the end of the current lease term by serving him/her with this Form C Tenant's Notice to Quit, in accordance with section 10(1) and 10(3) of the Nova Scotia Residential Tenancies Act.
If there are multiple tenants, take note that this Notice form ends the tenancy for ALL tenants.
The Notice contains instructions on how to complete the form and serve it on your landlord.
Give notice to your landlord that you must terminate your lease early by serving him/her with this Tenant's Notice to Quit - Early Termination, in accordance with section 10B, 10C or 10D of the Nova Scotia Residential Tenancies Act.
The Act only allows you to terminate your lease early for certain health-related reasons.
The form contains instructions about what other documents you will need to send to your landlord along with the Notice to Quit.