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Temporary Ban on Evictions of Commercial Tenants Extended

An updated version of this blog was posted on March 2, 2021. On October 1, 2020, the Helping Tenants and Small Businesses Act, 2020 (the “Act”) came into force. The Act amends the Commercial Tenancies Act to prohibit landlords from taking certain actions against their commercial tenants if the landlord is or would be eligible […]

COVID-19 and Your Commercial Lease (for Landlords) (updated June 19, 2020)

Can I evict my tenant for non-payment of rent? A commercial lease agreement will often contain language that allows a landlord to terminate the lease and re-gain possession of the premises if the tenant fails to pay rent. In this case, the right to repossess the premises under the lease should be exercised in accordance […]

COVID-19 and Your Commercial Lease (for Tenants) (Updated June 19, 2020)

To account for the uncertainty around COVID-19 and the impact of building closures and social-distancing on your business, landlords and tenants should review their leases carefully to determine their rights and obligations and/or attempt to negotiate solutions that address the challenges currently faced by both parties. Parties may agree upon such things as increased cleaning […]

The termination of tenancy by a landlord for personal or family use

Has your landlord terminated your tenancy agreement because he/she or one their children wants to move into the property?  Or have you evicted a tenant because you or a family member needs a place to live? This past fall, the Rental Fairness Act, 2017 (RFA) came into force, which amended the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA) and one […]

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