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Tenancy Laws

July 7, 2020


The provincial government recently announced that the moratorium on rent increases and evictions for non-payment of rent will be maintained. However, other notices to end tenancy may resume effectively immediately. UDI continues to advocate for measures that will support members that both own and manage rental properties.

As stated in the announcement, “the ban on evictions for reasons other than late payment or non-payment of rent has now been lifted. The following tenancy laws are resuming:

  • A landlord can now issue a Notice to End Tenancy for any reason (other than unpaid or late payment rent).
  • Landlords with existing orders for eviction can take them to the courts beginning July 2, 2020, for enforcement and can enforce a writ order effective immediately.
  • Landlords can enter a rental suite with 24-hour notice and do not need the tenant’s consent. They are expected to follow health guidelines like physical distancing, cleaning and wearing masks when appropriate.
  • The change also allows for personal service of documents to resume.

Landlords’ ability to restrict access to common spaces for COVID-19 related health reasons remains.