Know your rights as a renter in Nova Scotia. 

Download Dalhousie Legal Aid's Tenant Rights Guides below:

  pdf Tenant Rights Guide 2019 (1.78 MB)
  pdf Finding a Place and Being a Good Tenant 2019 (473 KB)
  pdf Public Housing Guide 2019 (579 KB)
  pdf Manufactured Home Parks Guide 2019 (675 KB)
  pdf Residential Tenancies Legal Procedures Guide 2019 (539 KB)
  pdf Tenant Rights for Legal Professionals 2019 (797 KB)

 
Dalhousie Legal Aid's Tenant Rights Guides are posted on the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia's website with permission from Dalhousie Legal Aid Service.

The tenancy guides are meant to inform the public of their rights and obligations as a tenant. They were created in an attempt to address the clear knowledge imbalance found in tenancy relationships and provide support to all residents of Nova Scotia.

Dalhousie Legal Aid Service is a legal aid clinic based in the North end of Halifax and connected to the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. It is comprised of community groups, law students, community legal workers and lawyers all working together. The mandate of Dalhousie Legal Aid is threefold: to provide services to low-income community members in need of legal assistance, to engage in community development and law reform work and to provide a meaningful educational experience for third year law students. It also does community outreach, public education, and lobbying to protect low-income individuals in Nova Scotia.

The clinic was the first legal service in Nova Scotia for low-income communities, getting its start in 1970 as a summer project of five Dalhousie law students. It is the oldest clinical law program in Canada and the only community law clinic in Nova Scotia.

You can contact Dalhousie Legal Aid Service by phone at 902-423-8105.