Can either the tenant or landlord cancel the lease without notice?


The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) allows a residential landlord to cancel a lease agreement 20 business days after giving written notice to the tenant of the tenant’s failure to comply with the agreement, unless the tenant has rectified the breach in the interim. This means that a landlord can only ask the tenant to vacate the premises or start the eviction process after notice of cancellation has been given and 20 business days (one calendar month) have passed.

Under the current lockdown regulations, no one may not be evicted from their home for the duration of the national state of disaster, unless a court order authorising the eviction has been granted by a competent court.

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