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N.S. appeal puts court jurisdiction in landlord-tenancy matters in spotlight

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 12:11 PM | By Terry Davidson

The victorious appeal of a Nova Scotia landlord who bypassed dealing with a residential tenancy tribunal either “clears up” the option to do so or creates a “mish-mash” of legal avenues for future claims.

These are the conflicting views of opposing lawyers acting in Roumeli Investments Ltd. v. Gish 2018 NSCA 27, a March 29 Nova Scotia Court of Appeal decision in which Roumeli Investments — the landlord — claimed negligence against two tenants after fire destroyed their apartment unit.

According to the appeal decision, on...