At Home In Halifax: Living in the Neighbourhood Calendar
Your guide to university dates and deadlines, recycling, noise by-laws, parking and much more. Copies are available in the Off Campus Housing Office (1233 LeMarchant Street).
Dalhousie Student Union - Legal Assistance
The DSU is pleased to offer its members free legal assistance through the MacDougall law firm (available to DSU fee-paying students and to Dalhousie ratified student societies). Appointments are available on Fridays, after 1pm (must be booked before noon on the previous Thursday). To book an appointment, contact Michelle Kirkwood, DSU Administrative Assistant at 494-1106.
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.
Dalhousie Legal Aid operates four drop-in locations:
- North Branch Library - 2285 Gottigen St., Halifax, NS
Hours of Operation - 6pm - 8pm
1st Tuesday of every month (Oct 2, Nov 6 & Dec 4)
- Stairs Memorial Church - 44 Hester St. Dartmouth, NS
Hours of Operation - 8:30am - 10:30am
3rd Wednesday of every month (Oct 17, Nov 22 & Dec 12
- Dartmouth North Library - 134 Pinecrest Dr., Dartmouth, NS
Hours of Opertation - 2pm - 4pm
3rd Saturday of every month (Oct 20, Nov 17 & Dec 15)
- St. Paul's Family Resource Ctr - 173 Old Sambro Rd., NS
Hours of Operation - 1pm - 3 pm
3rd Wednesday of every month (Oct 17, Nov 22 & Dec 12)
Tenant Rights Phone Line - (902) 423-8105
Dalhousie Legal Aid is offering a Tenant Rights phone-in line for a quick response to your tenancy concerns.
Tenant Rights Guide - Know Your Rights
This is a guide to rental housing in Nova Scotia prepared by Dalhousie Legal Aid Service. Having access to safe and affordable housing is important to your well-being. It is your responsibility as tenants to know and enforce your rights. Using the legal process is not always the most effective way of solving a problem. There are many things a tenant can do on their own to ensure their rights are upheld.
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 this website you can find useful information to help you resolve issues that may 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
This guide is intended to provide the most common rental requirements across the country. However, landlord-tenant laws change from time to time in every province. This guide is not intended to provide legal advice. If you require specific legal advice, contact your local rental authority or a lawyer.