N.S. tenants say existing law too weak to protect from rent hikes, mistreatment

Advocates say tenants fear reprisals in a system where fines, penalties rarely applied

Kevin Russell, the executive director of the Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia, said in an interview last week that property owners are also at times mistreated by tenants, who sometimes simply don’t pay rent and force them into lengthy processes to carry out an eviction and get paid.

He said it’s a small minority of landlords who commit improper actions, but the association is open to modernizing the act to find ways to improve adherence to its regulations by both tenants and landlords… [Read More]