Written by: Lee-Anne Moore, Partner
The following paper is for academic use only and is not intended to be used or interpreted as legal advice.
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to many changes in day-to-day life, but it has also led to many changes to the law.
One such change came by way of Bill 184 which received Royal Assent on July 21, 2020.
Some of these changes include:
- N12's for purchaser use now require compensation be paid
- N13's with less than 5 units now require compensation be paid
- General damages up to 10mo for notices given in bad faith
- Affidavits must be drafted at the same time the N12 is drafted
- Tenant's may no longer ambush on L1 applications
- The Board will consider whether the Landlord offered a payment plan
- Landlords have one year post-termination to pursue N4's and N5's
- Illegal rent increases valid if Tenant pays for 12 consecutive months
- Landlords can seek s.78 eviction if Tenant breaches agreement
- Fines increased to $100,000 against a personal Landlord
- Fines increased to $250,000 against a corporate Landlord
- Landlords may now pursue unpaid utilities through the Board
To read Bill 184, click here.
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