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19 December 2014
When a lease is terminated because of wrongdoing by the tenant(s), be it either at a termination by a judge of the Régie du logement for non-payment, or because of noise causing serious harm, or whether it is during an automatic termination, or when the tenant abandons the dwelling for no reason, taking his movable goods with him/her and ceasing to pay the rent, the landlord is entitled to contractual damages with interest because of such termination. This damage is usually qualified as a relocation allowance.
16 December 2014
Housing starts in Quebec were trending at 32,752 units in November, compared to 32,656 units in October, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.
15 December 2014
In a previous article we discussed a decision of the Régie du logement which recognized that a tenant could give up the public order of protection.(1) The public order of protection prevents the parties from condoning a lease agreement that goes against the sections of the Civil Code of Quebec. The parties could not agree that the landlord would have the right to increase the rent by giving notice to modify the lease, one month before the end of the lease for a one-year lease. Under the Civil Code, the landlord may give this notice, at least three (3) months but not more than six (6) months, before the end of the lease.
12 December 2014

TheAssociation of Quebec Landlords (APQ) is pleased to announce that itis offering a newservice for allrental property ownersin Quebec: the APQ search notice.

Thanks to the APQ network of contacts, in partnership with the RPHL, we will issue thesearch noticeson the Facebookand Twitter pagesof theAPQ and the RPHL.

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11 December 2014
Most of us renovate our basements for the sole purpose of increasing the amount of usable space in our homes. A basement renovation can also be a great opportunity to add some features that will make your house more energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and less expensive to maintain.

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01 December 2014
The parking lot of your building has reached the end of its useful life and the asphalt must be redone; you should put a coat of sealer on the asphalt or even redo the parking lines; so you must tell your tenants to organize the site. You have sent a notice to each tenant and you are sure they are aware and that they must evacuate the parking lot. You even posted a notice at the entrance and exit of the building.
26 November 2014

However, the lease section to maintain the price of rents should be abolished altogether. Indeed, the APQ considers it necessary to let the market control the rental price of a dwelling following the departure of a tenant: “It is simply outrageous to see that the Government maintains its position on control of the rental price of a dwelling even when the tenant has put an end to the lease,” concludes Martin Messier, President of the APQ.

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10 October 2014
The tenant appealed against a decision of the Régie du logement ordering him to dispose of his two dogs who live with him in an apartment of the Office Municipal d’Habitation. The tenant argued that the presence of his Schnauzer dwarf at his side is necessary for his well-being and that other small pets are allowed in the building (cats, birds, etc…).
26 September 2014

The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) reacts to the publication of the 2013-2014 Annual Report of the Régie du logementand responds to tenant associations who note that the same problems are still present: important issues on waiting times and the Régie du logementhas not received the additional resources it needs.

Total number of cases
2011-2012 78,468
2012-2013 73,724
2013-2014 72,485

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