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Distress: A Commercial Landlord's Remedy
By: Harvey Haber, Q.C., J.D., LSM, DSA, IMI C. Med., C. Arb., B.A.
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Editor: Harvey M. Haber, Q.C. and contributing authors

This book provides information on the latest issues of distress under the Ontario Commercial Tenancies Act, and offers practical guidance to assist commercial landlords in using the remedy of distress without the potential of liability. Obtain a clear understanding of:

  • The steps to be followed to correctly distrain
  • Who should distrain
  • What traps to avoid
  • The distinction between an irregular distress and an illegal distress
  • What priorities supercede a distress

Comprising a unique collection of easy-to-read articles, this book draws on editor Harvey M. Haber's experience as a commercial lease specialist, along with the contributions of Canada's finest commercial leasing practitioners, to discuss virtually every aspect of the law of distress and the practical considerations involved.

About the Author

Harvey M. Haber, Q.C., J.D., LSM, DSA, IMI CERTIFIED MEDIATOR, C. MED., C. ARB., B.A., is a former senior partner with the Toronto law firm, Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP. He is now acting as a mediator or arbitrator with Coe ADR Management:


Harvey is the author of The Commercial Lease: A Practical Guide (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Edition 2013), Understanding the Commercial Agreement to Lease, 2nd Edition (2006) and Landlord’s Rights and Remedies in a Commercial Lease: A Practical Guide (1996). He is Co-Editor-in-Chief, with Kenneth Beallor, of the 2nd Edition of Landlord’s Rights and Remedies in a Commercial Lease: A Practical Guide (2017), Editor of Tenant’s Rights and Remedies in a Commercial Lease: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition (2014); Shopping Centre Leases, 2nd Edition (2008); Assignment, Subletting and Change of Control in a Commercial Lease: A Practical Guide (2002); Distress: A Commercial Landlord’s Remedy (2001), and Editor-in-Chief of Repair and Storage Liens Act: A Practical Guide (2012) and Shopping Centre Leases (Volume 1 – 2nd Edition and Volume 2). He has also written numerous articles in both Canadian and American publications.


Harvey is an International Mediation Institute Certified Mediator, a Chartered Mediator and Arbitrator of the ADR Institute of Canada, a Roster Mediator of the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program – Toronto, and a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Ontario Bar Association. He is a guest lecturer for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations and the International Council of Shopping Centres. Harvey is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel by the Province of Ontario in 1978 and is the Chairman Emeritus of the Sir John A. Macdonald Foundation Inc.


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