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31 October 2014
Nowadays, it is not uncommon that someone totally unknown to you indicates his/her intention to pay the rent of your tenant. Usually the first reaction of the owner is to refuse the payment for fear of creating a legal situation of which he does not know the consequences.
30 October 2014
Not asking for a permit may have dire consequences: - Stopping of the works; - Plan to provide; - Fines.
28 October 2014
Inflation in Canada is close to the 2 per cent target. Core inflation rose more rapidly than was expected in the Bank’s July Monetary Policy Report (MPR), mainly reflecting unexpected sector-specific factors. Total CPI inflation is evolving broadly as expected, as the pickup in core inflation was largely offset by lower energy prices. Underlying inflationary pressures are muted, given the persistent slack in the economy and the continued effects of competition in the retail sector.
24 October 2014
If an accident occurs that causes you to become incapacitated, do you know what will happen? Who will take care of you and your property if you cannot do it anymore? And of your children? Be aware that incapacity can take many forms and can have different intensities. For example, it may be due to a coma following an accident or a degenerative disease. Indeed, the law deals with incapacity in the following terms.
22 October 2014
Boards and Associations fell by 1.4 per cent on a month-over-month basis in September 2014, marking the first monthly decline since January of this year. Activity was down in about 60 per cent of all local housing markets in September, led by monthly declines in Calgary, Edmonton, Central Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, London & St. Thomas, Windsor-Essex, and Ottawa. Home sales rose on a month-over-month basis in Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan region, Mississauga, Durham and York regions of the Greater Toronto Area, Sherbrooke, and the Northern region of Nova Scotia.

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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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16 September 2014

The Association ofQuebec Landlords(APQ) is pleased to learn that Bill190, an Act preventingeviction of tenantsfrom December 1 toMarch 31as well as the repossessionof a housingwhen one of the occupantsis a person of 65 years oldor morewill not be adopted.

“Québec
Solidairewanted to prevent a person aged65 or overto reside in one of thedwellingsof his/her children,close to them, to allowanother elderlypersonto live there! Where is the logic and the protection of the rights of the ascendants in all ofthat!” saysMartinMessier,president of the APQ.

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12 September 2014
By an appeal introduced on March 6, 2013 the owner requests the termination of the lease and the eviction of the tenant, the recovery of the rent ($1400) as well as the rent due at the time of the hearing. Moreover, the owner asked for termination of the lease on the grounds that the tenant often pays the rent late. The owner, at the hearing, acknowledged that the tenant had paid the rent due, together with court costs and that no money was owed to him.