Subcontracts, not contracts, are mentioned in Nova Scotia legislation. Landlords are required to approve the new tenant for subtenants and cannot refuse a subletting application without a valid reason. All rent questions for a sublet must be asked in writing before being authorized. There is a sublease (no more than $75) that can be charged to the tenant if it is stated in the rental agreement. All year-to-year leases are extended for an additional year if neither the landlord nor the tenant commits to notice. In order for the lease to be terminated, three months` notice must be given before the anniversary of the initial signing of the lease. If tenants wish to change their tenancy from a year-to-year lease to a monthly lease, they must terminate at least 3 months in advance and their landlord must agree to the change. Fully concluded rental agreements help answer questions that tenants may have in the event of a dispute between the landlord and tenant. Department of Community Services The information provided is short, but the list of available programs and services is very helpful. www.novascotia.ca/coms/index.html rules set by landlords must apply equally to all tenants who live in the facility/property, and all tenants must receive a copy of the rules before signing a lease. A landlord may choose to change the rules, but he must inform his tenants in writing 4 months before the anniversary of the rental date. This gives the tenant enough time for the lessor to be properly informed that the rental agreement will not be renewed if the tenant has serious problems with the change in the rules.

Other changes include tenants and their landlords delivering documents via email, landlords only have to hold property abandoned and „abandoned” by tenants for 30 days (out of 60), and landlords can terminate rental agreements if they sell to a new landlord who wants to live in the unit or allow their family to live in the unit. When a tenant is a victim of domestic violence, the tenant has the right to terminate the fixed-term lease by informing the lessor one month the previous month and by issuing to the lessor a certificate attesting to the reasons for the termination of the lease due to domestic violence issued by the Director of Victim Services. The tenant is required to provide the owner with the certificate within a period not exceeding 60 days from the issuance of the certificate. . . .