Update on Border closures
On May 10th, the Nova Scotia Government announced that the Nova Scotia border would close to those moving to the province.
This was followed up with an announcement of compassionate exemptions to enter Nova Scotia for individuals who had a lease or closing on (or before) May 20, 2021. However, this announcement left a lot of uncertainty for those with leases or accepted offers with move-in dates following May 20th.
The province has recently addressed this uncertainty. People can apply to move to Nova Scotia with immediate family members who live in the same household if they have:
Due to volume, they expect that it will take a week for an application to be processed and only people who plan to arrive before July 1, 2021 will be considered at this time. People who plan to come later should wait until about a week before their travel date to apply.
Have a rental property to sell?
The provincial government has introduced a new ministerial directive under the Emergency Management Act which will require landlords to gain residential tenants' consent for in-person showings in cases where the property is being sold. The directive is in effect until June 30, 2021 unless extended.
The directive doesn't mean there can't be in-person viewings, but that landlords must get consent from the tenant to show houses/rental units and the tenant must agree to the time/date of the showing.
All showings must comply with the current public health restrictions. If the tenants are not willing to allow in-person showings, you may enter the unit with one other person to take photographs, a video or other digital content to use for virtual showings.