Province highlights changes to Residential Tenancies Act

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The Minister for Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services says new regulations and changes to the Residential Tenancies Act are a response to what staff heard from tenants and landlords during recent consultations.

Patricia Arab says in a news release that they build on improvements introduced last year.

Some of the changes now in effect include more ways for tenants and landlords to serve one another documents, including electronically, allowing tenants to give notice to change their year-to-year lease to month-to-month instead of asking for a landlord's permission, and introducing rules, rights and responsibilities for tenants and landlords when subletting or assigning a lease.

The province says there are more than 300,000 people living in more than 110,000 rental properties.

More information is available on the provincial government's website.