Landowners are required to use funds received from CECRA for small businesses to compensate affected tenants for rent paid on more than 25% of the rent due during the eligible period (unless the tenant chooses to apply this amount for future rents). While tenant reimbursement is a top priority, landlords are also allowed to apply these funds to expenses and expenses directly related to the property, including owner financing and maintenance and repair obligations. CECRA provides tenant promotion services to some commercial landlords, small entrepreneurs affected by the COVID 19 pandemic. The government will provide unsecured cheap loans to qualified commercial owners who agree with small legitimate contractors to provide at least 75 percent per month for the months of April, May and June 2020. CECRA is a program that is optional and is not mandatory for homeowners. In accordance with cmHC requirements, the owner or owner of a property must be a landlord with affected small contractors (including subtenants) and, in most cases, have indicated rental income on their personal or professional income returns for 2018 and/or 2019. There is an exception to the tax reporting requirement for new and recently icy constructions and acquisitions that were leased to a legitimate tenant on April 1, 2020 or before April 1, 2020. In addition, it must have entered into a lease for April, May and June 2020 (and for July, August and September 2020 if an extension is requested), as noted above. Finally, the rental agreement (i) must include a moratorium on forced evictions during this period and (ii) a rental income tax return in accordance with the tenant`s certificate (see below). On June 30, 2020, the federal government announced that CECRA would be extended by one month to cover eligible rents for small businesses by July 2020. Existing and new applicants can now register for this period. The federal government and the relevant federal states or territories finance 50 per cent of the monthly rent for the three, four or five months.
Commercial landlords are 25 per cent liable and tenants 25 per cent are responsible, unless there is an agreement to the contrary between the landlord and the tenant.