Tenancy Resources


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 Access Nova Scotia website you can find useful information to help you resolve issues that might arise between a landlord and tenant such as the Residential Tenancies Guide

Nova Scotia Legal Aid

Nova Scotia Legal Aid has many free legal services to help adults and youth facing a range of legal issues.  If you are looking for more information and a wide variety of resources about Residential Tenancy Law in Nova Scotia, please visit the Nova Scotia Residential Tenancy Law Resources website

Tenant Insurance

Not all insurance companies or brokers offer tenant insurance, but many do. This list represents a few of the agencies in the area that offer tenant or apartment insurance.

You should always check with your insurance provider to see exactly what areas of a shared unit (if applicable) are covered under your policy (bedroom, common areas, etc.) in the event of fire, flood, theft or damage.

The Co-operators
Suite 103, 276 Bedford Hwy
(902) 457-4457

Current Insurance
5657 Spring Garden Road
(902) 429-4242

Johnson Insurance
137 Venture Run, Suite 200

Cluett Insurance Brokers
3660 Commission St

Stevens & Smith General Insurance
81 Queen Street
(902) 463-5424

MacLeod Lorway
147 Ochterloney Street
(902) 464-4000

SMK Insurance
140-33 Ochterloney St.
(902) 429-7722

Bell & Grant Insurance
6380 Lady Hammond Rd
(902) 429-4150