Are Commercial Tenants Required to Pay Back Missed Rent During COVID-19?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses across Canada, and many commercial tenants have faced enormous revenue shortfalls. Some of them are wondering whether COVID and its business destruction are legitimate reasons to not pay rent. Are they?

Well folks, it’s all about contract law. A lease is a contract. Here’s what some tenants are attempting to argue when they fail to pay rent.

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