William A. Rowlands

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Doctrine of Spent Breach Can Override Lease Renewal Terms

Canada - July 13 2021 In a recent Ontario case, a Tenant's breach of a commercial lease did not prevent it from exercising an option to renew despite an express lease term…

Laura Brazil.

A Tenant's Fear of Committing to an Option to Extend a Lease May Be Costly - A Case Comment on 2324702 Ontario Inc. v. 1305 Dundas W Inc., 2020 ONCA 353

Canada - August 25 2020 It is settled law in Ontario that the renewal or extension provisions of a lease must be strictly complied with in order to be effective:…

Kari Kim-Gallately.

Protecting Small Business Act, 2020 - Ontario's Temporary Ban on Commercial Tenant Evictions

Canada - June 29 2020 A typical commercial lease will contain a long list of tenant defaults that will give the landlord a full range of remedies. The types of…

David N. Ross, Kari Kim-Gallately.

Enforcing an Offer to Lease - Essential Elements and No Fundamental Breach

Canada - May 1 2017 In Northridge Property Management Inc. v. Champion Products Corp., 2017 ONCA 249, two issues relating to agreements to lease commercial premises were…

The timely exercise of lease renewal rights

Canada - February 14 2017 The recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in Velout Catering Inc. v Bernardo, 2016 ONSC 7281 indicates that all may not be lost when a…