CECRA provides cash loans to qualified commercial owners, whether or not they have a mortgage on their property. The loans cover 50% of the monthly rents payable by small, eligible entrepreneurs who are experiencing financial difficulties in April, May, June, July, August and September. The loan covers 50 per cent of the rent, the landlord gives up 25 per cent, the tenant pays the remaining 25 per cent. In preparation for the launch of the CECRA program, CMHC has provided the following four models that will be required for the CECRA application. Current situation: Saskatchewan`s moratorium provisions expired on October 1, 2020, at the end of the period for which CECRA assistance was available. On April 24, 2020, the Canadian government announced that, in partnership with the provinces and territories, it would relieve landlords who would agree to reduce lease obligations for eligible commercial tenants by at least 75% during April, May and June 2020 (renewed later until the end of September 2020). Under the program, known as CECRA, the federal and provincial/territorial governments work together to pay 50% of gross rent to landlords in the form of a forgivable loan. The program is managed by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) with support from MCAP and First Canadian Title through an application portal opened on May 25, 2020. Although there are no signs of an extension of CECRA beyond September 2020, existing participants can apply for the September extension until October 30, 2020.
Current status: no other province is currently subject to a moratorium. A1. No no. Both the landlord and the tenant must meet the conditions and declare themselves ready to participate. It also implies that the parties enter into a freely negotiated lease agreement for rent reduction. The order remains in effect until the prior end of the B.C state of emergency (currently June 9, 2020, subject to possible extensions); and (b) the last date for which CECRA provides assistance (currently 30 June 2020, subject to possible extensions). If you are a business owner and would like to learn more about how CECRA could help you pay rental expenses to your small business owners, contact your BDO advisor. The gross monthly rent is the gross amount of the rental to be paid by the small contractor, according to a valid and enforceable rental agreement. The table below for inclusions/exclusions is shown: on July 23, 2020, the Albertas Commercial Tenancies Protection Act came into force at the same time as the trade „Regulations“ for tenancies. The purpose of the law is to protect commercial tenants from forced evictions or other remedies by landlords such as distraining or termination of their tenancy agreements for non-payment of rent or rent arrears due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The law also prohibits the imposition or enforcement of rent increases or fees or penalties for late or non-payment of rents against professional tenants who are under the law.
The law applies for the period from March 17, 2020 to August 31, 2020 or the subsequent date provided for by the regulation („emergency date“).