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22 May 2015
We’ve been writing, in the article of the previous issue, about the activities of some tenants on sites like “Couchsurfing” and “AirBnB,” providing temporary accommodation services via Internet. This offer, made to transients, is often akin to services offered by an inn and can result in changing the destination of the dwelling. It was mentioned that these services, if they extend over more than a third of the housing which was built for residential purposes, change the destination of the housing and may give rise to the termination of the lease.
20 May 2015
The number of home sales processed through the MLS® Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations rose 2.3 per cent in April 2015 compared to March. This marks the third consecutive month-over-month increase and raises national activity back to where it was during most of the second half of last year.
15 May 2015
Dans un jugement récent de la Cour du Québec, Division des Petites Créances1, le Tribunal a jugé que le Syndicat n'a pas manqué à son devoir d'entretenir les parties communes de l'immeuble lorsque des rongeurs ont endommagé un sofa sur la terrasse de deux copropriétaires. Les faits selon le Tribunal Les copropriétaires sont copropriétaires d’une unité de copropriété située dans un immeuble dont l'une des parties communes est un atrium fermé qui enferme un jardin intérieur avec des plantes et des arbres tropicaux. La terrasse de leur unité, comme celle des autres copropriétaires, s'ouvre sur cet atrium.
13 May 2015
We received an unsigned offer to lease. As we are the only organization or association to check for a 100% the evaluations feedback received, the APQ saved the day for a landlord! Still, during our process of protecting the member, we contacted the tenant so that he allowed us and signed the rental offer.
12 May 2015
Housing starts in Quebec were trending at 27,017 units in April, compared to 28,380 units in March, 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.

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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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