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Alberta landlord fears financial challenges as protections for renters kick in
April 1, 2020
New protections for Alberta renters unable to make their payments because of COVID-19 will kick in Wednesday.
As of April 1, evictions for not paying rent or utility bills are not allowed in Alberta.
The province also put a stop to rent increases and late fees as long at the state of public health emergency is in effect. No one will pay late fees for missing rent payments over the next three months.
With tens of thousands of people expected to be laid off in Alberta because of the pandemic, the measures are meant to protect those who can’t pay their bills.
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“This is a balanced but strong package,” Premier Jason Kenney said March 27.
Calgary landlord Savannah Mortensen is among those who are a little concerned.