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Nova Scotia set to join B.C. in conducting residential tenancy hearings by phone

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 11:02 AM | By Donalee Moulton

Landlords and tenants in Nova Scotia looking to put an official end to arguments will no longer look each other in the eye. Effective Sept. 4, the province will become only the second in the country to conduct residential tenancy hearings via telephone.

“This is an efficient and cost-effective way for landlords and tenants to resolve disputes,” said Dean Johnston, Service Nova Scotia’s director of residential tenancies in Halifax.

The new system is not being ushered in on a wing and a prayer. Government first introduced...