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Nova Scotia Standard Form of Lease


Nova Scotia Standard Form of Lease
Nova Scotia Standard Form of Lease
2012-11-Form P
Guide to
Form P Standard Form of Lease
(Residential Tenancies Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 401)
Residential Tenancies Program 1-800-670-4357 www.accessns.ca/residential-tenancies/forms
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What are these forms for
How to complete this form
Use these forms to show the terms that must be part of any lease signed in Nova Scotia. The lease a
landlord uses may look different, but must contain all the items shown here. If any of the items are not
part of the lease you sign, they apply anyway.
A landlord may attach a schedule or appendix showing rules for the property. The rules must:
Apply to all tenants equally
Help to ensure that services and facilities are equally available to all tenants
OR
Help to keep the building and its occupants safe and free of damage.
Both the tenant and the landlord must have a copy of the signed lease. The landlord must give the
tenant a copy within 10 days of signing.
Parties
This section identifies who is signing the lease. It is important to have this information in case one of the
parties needs to make an Application to Director later. Fill it out as completely as possible.
Occupants
All adults who will be living in a rental unit should sign the lease as tenants. In some cases, the tenant may
wish to have someone live with them who will not be responsible for the lease. List the names of these
persons here. If someone starts to live with the tenant after the lease is signed, it is a good idea to add them
to the occupants section.
Type of property
This could be an apartment, house, manufactured home space, etc.
Premises
Give the complete civic address of the rental unit. If there is a PO box for the unit, provide it below.
It is a good idea to have more than one telephone number for the tenant. The parties may also wish to share
email information – but be aware that email can not be used to formally serve documents like a Notice to Quit
(the form you use to leave an apartment) or an Application to Director (the form you use to ask for dispute
resolution).
Emergency contact
The tenant should provide an emergency contact. It is ideal if the emergency contact is local, but this is not
required.
Property manager or agent
If someone manages the building on behalf of the landlord, that information should go here. Make sure the
information is complete.
If there is a building superintendent, provide this information also.
Who to serve
This section is very important. It lets the tenant know who to formally serve with documents like a Notice to
Quit (the form used by a tenant to leave an apartment) or an Application to Director, (the form you use to ask
for dispute resolution).
Nova Scotia Standard Form of Lease
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