COVID-19: Minister Announces Temporary Ban on Commercial Evictions

On March 27, 20202, the Minister of Municipal Affairs released direction, concerning the protection of property and a province-wide ban on evictions.

Effective as of 6:00 am on March 31, 2020, all retail and other commercial landlords are prohibited from exercising the remedies of notice to quit or distress available under a commercial lease, commercial agreement, the Tenancy and Distress for Rent Act, or otherwise for rent due on or after March 22, 2020, from a retail or commercial tenant who has been required to close their business or their business has been substantially and directly restricted under the requirements of a Medical Officer’s order issued under the Health Protection Act

Read the full direction issued under the Emergency Management Act here.