Governing Legislation

When Tenancy Legislation Applies

There are two unique situations where tenancy legislation applies to co-ops in specific provinces:

  1. Nova Scotia is unique in that its landlord and tenant legislation does apply to co-ops. Because of this, both the co-op act and the tenancy legislation apply.
  2. In Quebec the tenancy authority, the Régie du logement, becomes involved when either the co-op or a member fails to meet its obligations. For example, the Régie du logement will not deal with complaints involving the increase of a housing charge, but it will help a housing co-op collect arrears.

In both Manitoba and Saskatchewan, if a member refuses to leave after his or her membership has been terminated, the co-op applies to the provincial rental authority for an order of possession to regain possession of the unit.



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