EVICTIONS STOPPED---STATE of EMERGENCY
As we all know, the Province yesterday declared a second state of emergency---stay at home order---to come into effect at 12:01 January 14, 2021.
What does this mean for landlords who are evicting tenants and for tenants where the Sheriff has posted a Notice to Vacate on the door? At the time that this is written (Jan 13, 2021: 11:50 a.m.), the information is that all evictions in the Ottawa region are being delayed pending clarification from the Province of Ontario. It is assumed that all Sheriff's offices around the province are doing the same thing and calls are going out to advise landlords of the postponement of Enforcement of evictions.
What is the expected clarification from the Province of Ontario? At present the expectation is the evictions will be suspended during this State of Emergency in much the same way as the "last time". Apparently an Order from the Superior Court of Justice is in the process of being obtained.
The issue of enforcement is to be re-visited every 14 days during the Emergency.
Please note that the above is officially "unofficial" though it is definitely accurate that currently scheduled eviction enforcement in Ottawa has been suspended.
Michael K. E. Thiele