The provincial rental freeze, evictions ban, and what it means for you
The provincial government brought a new Rental Tenancy Order (RTO) into effect, restricting rent increases and evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Landlords can no longer give a tenant a notice to end the tenancy except in situations where people or the rental unit are at significant risk. However, if a landlord gave a tenant a notice to end the tenancy before March 30, then the notice remains in effect, subject to the dispute resolution process, and an order of possession can still be granted.
If a seller and a tenant sign a "Mutual Agreement to End a Tenancy", and the tenant refuses to vacate the premises, this will not be enforceable until the emergency orders are lifted.
This may be complicated in cases where a tenant is under mandatory quarantine, self-isolation or is in a medical facility. In those cases, it’s probably best to seek legal advice.