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Residential Tenancies

The Residential Tenancies program helps landlords and tenants understand their rights, and exercise those rights when necessary.

This site connects you with information you need. From this page, you can see and print legislation, forms, and information booklets. You can also find out how to reach us by phone, by mail, or in person with your questions or comments.

Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act came into effect on November 10, 2016.

Landlords can now provide a copy of the Residential Tenancies Act to tenants at the beginning of a new lease in one of three ways. These include providing a paper copy of the Act, an electronic copy of the Act or a link/web address to the Act published by the Speaker of the House of Assembly or the Queen’s Printer.

For more information please visit Changes to the RTA - for Tenants or Changes to the RTA - for Landlords.

Annual Allowable Rent Increase for Land Lease Communities

The Annual Allowable Rent Increase Amount for rental increases that are effective between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 is 1.5%.

The Annual Allowable Rent Increase Amount for the upcoming 2017 year, for rental increases effective between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, is 1.1%.

For more information, please visit Annual Allowable Rent Increase Amount.

Tenant's Guide

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Learn your rights and responsibilities as a tenant and find out how to resolve disputes with your landlord.

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Landlord's Guide

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Learn your rights and responsibilities as a landlord and find out how to resolve disputes with tenants.

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