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04 March 2015
According to the latest forecasts conducted by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Quebec housing starts will amount to 38,500 units in 2015, and 40,100 units in 2016.
27 February 2015
The landlady requests the rental adjustment and modification of another condition of the lease. The landlady asks the Régie du logement to decide on the following change: the electricity costs of the housing, including those for heating, are to be the responsibility of the tenant. The information form necessary for the setting of the rent as well as any supporting documents and invoices in support of this information has been filed in the record. The parties are bound by a lease from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, at a monthly rent of $536.00. After calculation, the adjustment of rent allowed under the Regulations on the setting-of-the-rent criteria is $7.34 per month.
24 February 2015
Le projet de règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les formulaires de bail obligatoires et sur les mentions de l’avis au nouveau locataire entre en vigueur aujourd'hui, 24 février 2015. Plusieurs recommandations que l'Association des propriétaires du Québec (APQ) avait faites ont été incluses dans ce bail, bien que nous poursuivons notre démarche auprès du gouvernement.
20 February 2015
In a recent judgement of the Court of Quebec, Small Claims Division, which rendered a simultaneous decision on seven separate requests from co-owners against their co-ownership syndicate and its insurance company 1, the Court reaffirmed the principle by which decisions of the syndicate on major work from the contingency funds and the issuance of a special contribution levied, should not be adopted by a majority vote of the assembly of co-owners.
18 February 2015
The number of home sales processed through the MLS® Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations fell 3.1 per cent in January 2015 compared to December 2014. January sales were down from the previous month in about 60 per cent of all local housing markets. On a provincial basis, the monthly decline largely reflected fewer sales in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

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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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