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If you are a commercial real estate owner and would like to learn more about how CECRA can help you offer your affected tenants in small businesses a rental facility, contact your BDO advisor. The small entrepreneur is required to cover the rest of the gross monthly rents up to a maximum of 25%. Gross monthly rent is a calculation defined for THE PURPOSES OF CECRA for small businesses. A table to determine what is included and excluded for the purposes of this calculation can be found on the CMHC website. The deadline for CECRA applications expires on August 31, 2020. Given the complexity of the program – especially for property owners with multiple tenants and/or sites – parties should start collecting information as soon as possible. Property owners need time to build a complete picture of their eligibility and weigh the potential benefits of CECRA authorization against other available alternatives, such as rent increase agreements. Given the technical nature of the program, property owners and tenants who feel they could benefit from CECRA should seek legal and other advice as soon as possible to help them assess their situation, determine eligibility for the program and navigate through the application process and documentation requirements. Non-comparator tenants – Landlords and tenants who are not on market terms are included in the program as long as there is a valid and enforceable lease agreement and the rent is made as part of the lease agreement at market prices. Pending the launch of the CECRA program, CMHC has provided the following four standard forms that will be required for the CECRA application.

The moratorium on commercial evictions proposed by Québéc was introduced on 4 June 2020 as part of a general law on the response to the pandemic. However, for procedural reasons that had nothing to do with the moratorium on expulsion provision, the law was not passed until the summer recess of the National Assembly. Therefore, the moratorium on eviction will not enter into force as planned and it remains to be seen whether it will be reintroduced at a later date. As proposed, in the event of non-payment of rent by a tenant, the moratorium on commercial eviction would have prevented the owners from terminating a commercial lease, from seizing property in the rented premises or from giving the tenants a prior announcement of the exercise of a right of seizure on the immovable property contained in the rental promises and the prior announcement in the register of personal and movable property. Real estate rights to be registered. . . .

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