The laws affecting commercial leases can be intimidating at the best of times. In the past few months, the commercial leasing landscape shifted as a result of COVID-19 and government efforts to provide financial relief to commercial tenants and landlords.
In our recent Experts in Residence session, The Legal Brief, Sandbox hosted experts Barriston Law to discuss what commercial landlords and tenants should be aware of as they negotiate commercial lease agreements during the summer of 2020. Experts were able to provide some clarity to business owners and simplify the current standing for laws as it relates to commercial leasing, rent relief, landlord and tenant agreements, etc.
Many questions were asked, and many were answered! Check out the video below to get acquainted with our experts, the topic, and leave this page feeling supported and more knowledgeable when it comes to your rights as a landlord and tenant regarding commercial leasing.
Some of the main points covered include:
- Fundamentals of Commercial Leases
- Timeline of Commercial Leasing Environment Being Shifted From COVID-19
- Results From The Shift
- Entering Into A New Lease? Tips!
- Questions Answered Regarding CERCA, Negotiating Agreements, & more!
– COVID-19: Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance
– Rent Forgiveness Agreement Template
– CECRA & The Protecting Small Business Act
Janice is a Senior Associate at Barriston Law, practicing in the areas of business law, wills and estates, and real estate. Janice focuses on truly understanding her clients’ goals to ensure they receive the best possible advice. Her Real Estate background will provide specific insight into how lawyers and clients can work together to get peace of mind when dealing with commercial leases.