Tenancy Resources

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Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) Legal Assistance

The DSU is pleased to offer members free legal assistance through the MacDougall law firm (available to DSU fee-paying students and to Dalhousie ratified student societies). See the DSU Legal Assistance webpage to learn more.

Dalhousie Legal Aid Service

Dalhousie Legal Aid operates a Tenant's Rights project, staffed by student volunteers from the Law School. All services are free and confidential. See the Dalhousie Legal Aid website for access to a Tenant's Rights Guide, the Community Clinic schedule, a variety of forms and more.

For a quick response to your tenancy concerns call the Tenant Rights Phone Line (902) 423-8105.

Residential Tenancies

The Residential Tenancies Act concerns the relationship between a landlord and tenant. The purpose of this Act is to provide landlords and tenants with an efficient and cost-effective means for settling disputes. On the Residential Tenancies website you can find useful information to help you resolve issues that might arise between a landlord and tenant. As well there is a list of words and definitions which are often used concerning Residential Tenancy issues.

CMHC Rental Guide

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) online factsheet about renting in Nova Scotia provides a basic overview of the rental process and a list of resources for more information. See the CMHC Renting In Nova Scotia webpage to learn more.