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Nova Scotia Rent Increase

2021-2022

How do Nova Scotia’s new rent increase guidelines affect your properties? Read on for a list of changes and key points compiled by our experts at SingleKey.

What’s new for 2022

The Nova Scotia rent increase guideline for 2022 is 2%, which means if the landlord provides a tenant with proper written notice, they can increase the rent on a residential rental unit from $1,000 to $1,020.

Rules for Increasing Rent

The landlord must give proper written notice of the rent increase before it takes effect.

For yearly tenancies, the landlord must give at least 4 months of notice to the tenant before the rent increase can take effect.

For monthly tenancies, the landlord must give at least 4 months of notice to the tenant before the rent increase can take effect.

For weekly tenancies, the landlord must give at least 8 weeks notice to the tenant before the rent increase can take effect

In most cases, the rent for a residential
unit can be increased 12 months after:

The last rent increase

The start date of tenancy

Rent Increase Notice Guidelines

To be effective, a rent increase notice must include:

Don’t forget, if you do not give proper notice to the tenant before attempting to increase the rent, your tenant can dispute it within 12 months.

Rules for Increasing Rent in a Mobile Park

The rent increase guideline for 2022 in a mobile park is 1%. This means the rent can be increased from $1,000 to $1,010. In order for a landlord to increase the rent in a land-lease community, they would need to provide the tenant with 7 months of proper written notice. 

Landlords of land-lease communities must use Form M – Notice of Rent Increase for Manufactured Home Space to give their tenants proper notification of the increase. If the landlord wants to increase the rent by more than the Annual Allowable Rent Increase Amount, they would have to apply to the Director of Residential Tenancies.

In order to be considered for the additional increase, the landlord must complete the following forms:

Resolving Issues About Rent Control

In a case where the tenant objects to the rent increase, they can dispute the cause to the Residential Tenancies Program or they can choose to terminate the lease with the landlord. The tenant would have to fill out Form C – Tenant’s Notice to Quit before the rental agreement expires.

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