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Is tenant insurance mandatory in Nova Scotia?

Last Updated: 26th June, 2020

Wherever your apartment is in Nova Scotia, you need tenant insurance to protect your valuables (your landlord's insurance doesn't usually cover them).

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Beside this, how much notice does a landlord have to give in Nova Scotia?

Year-to-year lease: tenant must provide landlord with 3 month's advance notice. Month-month lease: tenant must provide landlord with one month advance notice. Week-to-week lease: tenant must provide landlord with 1 week advance notice.

Additionally, what are my rights as a tenant if there is no lease? If you rent a property without a written lease, you are a tenant at will. You have several protected rights as guaranteed for all renters by your state laws. Having no lease also may benefit you in certain situations. Your status as a tenant at will generally affects the length of notice required for various actions.

Correspondingly, can you be evicted in the winter in Nova Scotia?

According to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) A tenant can be evicted in the winter months.

How much can a landlord raise the rent in Nova Scotia?

There are no restrictions on how much a landlord can raise the rent in Nova Scotia. As long as the landlord only raises the rent once every 12 months they can raise it as much as they want. They must give you four months notice before raising the rent.

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