BILL NO. 45
3rd Session, 63rd General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Private Member's Bill
An Act Respecting Tenants’ Right
to Know About Human Health Hazards
First Reading: March 23, 2021
Clauses 1 and 2 amend the Health Protection Act to
Clause 3 amends the Residential Tenancies Act to
1 Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2004, the Health Protection Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 31 the following Section:
- 31A (1) A landlord, as defined in the Residential Tenancies Act, who has reasonable and probable grounds to believe that residential premises owned or operated by the landlord contain
- (da) prescribing substances, things, plants, animals and organisms for the purpose of clause 31A(1)(c);
3 Chapter 401 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Residential Tenancies Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 20 the following Section:
- 20A (1) Prior to leasing residential premises to a prospective tenant, a landlord shall provide the prospective tenant with a copy of any reports made under Section 31A of the Health Protection Act within the previous five years in respect of those premises or other premises in the same building.
(2) Where a landlord has failed to comply with subsection (1), a tenant who did not receive the reports made under Section 31A of the Health Protection Act prior to entering into the tenancy may terminate the tenancy by giving the owner one month’s notice to quit, in the form prescribed in the regulations.
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