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Files / Documents
This form can be used by a landlord or tenant to let Service NL know that documents have been properly served.
Landlord and tenants can use this form to have a Service NL order "certified" so it can be enforced through the Courts or the Sheriff's Office.
Tenants and landlords can use this form to request permission from Service NL to serve notices on your landlord some way other than writing.
A landlord can use this form to make an application to Service NL for permission to dispose of personal property that was abandoned by a tenant.
A landlord can use this form to make an application to Service NL for permission to sell personal property that was abandoned by a tenant.
This form can be used by a landlord or tenant to authorize someone else to represent them at a Service NL hearing.
This form can be used by landlord and tenants to file a claim with Service NL and bring a matter to a hearing.
Tenants can use this form to make a formal request for repairs to their landlord.
A landlord can use this form to terminate a rental agreement early for reasons permitted in the Residential Tenancies Act.
This form can be used by a landlord to give notice of entry to a tenant.
This form can be used by a landlord when they believe a rental unit has been abandoned by a tenant.
Landlords can use this form to notify their tenants about a rental increase.
This form can be used by a landlord to formally request that tenants repair damages that they have caused.
This condition report is meant to be completed by a landlord and tenant as part of an incoming inspection, and again as part of the final inspection. It will show what issues were present at the time the tenants took possession of the unit, and what issues were caused while they were occupying the unit.
A sample Roommate Agreement that you can use to help create your own personalized agreement.
This is a Standard Rental Agreement that can be printed out, and filled in.
A tenant can use this form to apply to the Director of Residential Tenancies to terminate a month to month or a fixed term rental agreement for issues relating to family violence.
A tenant can use this form to terminate a fixed term rental agreement due to special circumstances permitted by the Act.
A tenant can use this form to terminate a rental agreement early for reasons permitted in the Act.
A tenant can use this form to terminate a rental agreement.
A landlord can use this form to terminate a rental agreement.
A PDF version of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2018.
This form can be used to provide a witness statement as part of a Service NL hearing.
Resources
A fact sheet from Service NL that explains the obligations of landlords when a tenant abandons a rental unit or leaves personal property behind.
A fact sheet from Service NL explaining the dispute resolution process.
A fact sheet from Service NL that explains the rules surrounding rental increases.
A fact sheet from Service NL talking about other terms and conditions that may be found in a rental agreement.
A fact sheet from Service NL that talks about what happens to personal property left behind by a tenant.
A fact sheet from Service NL that explains what information is required in a rental agreement.
A fact sheet from Service NL that explains the obligations of landlords and tenants regarding repairs and maintenance.
A fact sheet from Service NL about security deposits.
A fact sheet from Service NL detailing the different ways you can serve formal notices.
A fact sheet from Service NL that explains the basic obligations of landlords and tenants.
A fact sheet from Service NL that talks about subletting or assigning your rental unit to someone else.
A fact sheet from Service NL about terminating a rental agreement.
A fact sheet from Service NL that discusses terminating a rental agreement early for a reason permitted by the Residential Tenancies Act.
A fact sheet from Service NL explaining how a tenant can terminate a fixed term rental agreement early in situations where family violence is involved.
A fact sheet from Service NL that talks about terminating a rental agreement early in special circumstances.
A fact sheet from Service NL talking about the different types of rental agreements.
Contact information for Service NL offices across the province.
These guidelines reflect the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission’s interpretation of the provisions of the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Act and the Service Animal Act and legal decisions from across Canada with respect to the use of service animals.
The Human Rights Act is a provincial law that protects people in Newfoundland and Labrador from discrimination and harassment. The Human Rights Act recognizes the inherent dignity and worth of all people, that we all have equal rights and opportunities and should live free from discrimination and harassment.
Established in 1964, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is the national industry association representing Canada's private home, auto and business insurers.
The Human Rights Commission is an independent at arm’s length government agency that is responsible for promoting an understanding of, acceptance of, and compliance with the provisions of the Human Rights Act.
These regulations specify what information a landlord must provide in writing to the tenant if no written rental agreement exists.
The Residential Tenancies Act is the legislation that governs the landlord-tenant relationship in Newfoundland & Labrador.
These are the general regulations that have been passed under the Residential Tenancies Act.
This tool can be used to determine the amount of interest that should be paid for security deposits held by a landlord.
A list of security deposit interest rates from 1989 to present.
These regulations specify the calculation that is used by Service NL to determine how much interest should be paid on deposits held by a landlord.
The Service Animal Act prohibits the provider of accommodation, goods and services and facilities in places that the public are customarily admitted from denying the disabled person access to the accommodation, goods and services, or facilities for the reason that they are accompanied by a service animal.
Service NL mediates and adjudicates disputes between residential landlords and tenants and is responsible for enforcement of the Residential Tenancies Act.