Moving Out

Person packing books into moving box

Ending Your Lease

If you would like to end your lease with NSPHA, there are several important steps that you must follow.

1. Provide written notice one month in advance

Contact your local NSPHA office at least 1 month before you plan to end your lease.

2. Conduct a move-out inspection with NSPHA staff

Staff will arrange a date and time to conduct a move-out inspection.
Your unit should be in the same condition as when you moved in, apart from everyday wear and tear.
If damages are discovered, tenant charges may be applied.

3. Fill out a Disposal of Personal Belongings form

It is your responsibility to clean your unit of all contents when you move out. This includes all furniture, clothing, food, and household waste.
Leaving personal belongings in your unit may result in a tenant charge.
Staff will provide you with a Disposal of Personal Belonging Form to allow NSPHA to dispose of any items left behind after you move out.

4. Handover all keys

Return all keys and/or fobs to your local NSPHA office.

Eviction: NSPHA Ending a Lease​ 

As your landlord, NSPHA makes sure that the rules and conditions of your lease are being followed. If you do not follow the rules set out in your lease, we may need to end your lease through legal means. This is called an eviction. 

Eviction is a last resort.​ NSPHA does not want to evict its tenants. Before evicting, we work with tenants, community supports and service agencies to keep tenants housed and ensure rent is paid. ​ 

NSPHA follows the rules set out in the Residential Tenancies Act and Regulations when evicting a tenant.​ 

You can be evicted if you: ​ 

  • Have not paid your rent​ 
  • Have not provided accurate information to us about who is living in your home and the income of all household members ​
  • You, a member of your household or guest has caused damage to a unit or NSPHA property ​ 
  • Have not followed the terms of your lease ​ 
  • Threaten the health and safety of other tenants or NSPHA staff