Manitoba

Rent freeze, eviction postponements extended once again in Manitoba

Manitoba is once again extending two measures it first put in place in March to protect tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

First implemented in March, measures now extended until Sept. 30

Tenants cannot be evicted for non-payment of rent under measures put in place during COVID-19 in Manitoba. (CBC)

Manitoba is once again extending two measures it first put in place in March to protect tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The current freeze on rent increases for residential tenants has been stretched to Sept. 30. Landlords can continue to give notice of their intention to increase rent, but the higher rate cannot be charged until after that date, a news release from the province stated.

"Tenants are expected to continue paying rent in full and on time. If this is not possible, tenants and landlords should work together to develop a payment schedule and agree on any other necessary terms," the release states.

"Late fees continue to be prohibited for failure to pay rent during this time."

As well, non-urgent eviction hearings will continue to be postponed until after Sept. 30. In the interim, residential landlords may only evict tenants for urgent health and safety reasons.

Tenants cannot be evicted for non-payment of rent.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now