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As result of the closure of numerous businesses, rising unemployment and the general impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, it is expected that a number of residential tenants will not be able to pay rent or will request some rent relief from landlords. In order to address this, on March 25, 2020, the Government of British Columbia outlined the following restrictions ...

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The ongoing global pandemic is currently having an enormous impact on commercial retailers, restaurants, and other commercial tenancies in, among other places, British Columbia and Alberta. We have recently seen a number of tenant defaults (or potential defaults depending on the wording of the relevant lease) which include failing to pay rent and closing down ...

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Given its sometimes latent and often subterranean nature, environmental contamination and its associated legal liabilities can be challenging to foresee and may be overlooked by landlords and tenants in the process of entering a new lease. The Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA), one of the key pieces of legislation in Alberta’s environmental ...

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Over the past year, the Province has made several changes to the Residential Tenancy Act (the “RTA”) to provide new protections and compensation for renters in British Columbia who might otherwise face eviction as a result of repair, renovation or demolition of residential properties.

In this blog post, we first provide a summary of the changes to the RTA which have come ...

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