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25 June 2015

The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) reminds you that the tenant who has notified his departure must move out on the last day of his lease, i.e. on June 30th for all leases ending on the 30th of June.

“There are only a few days left for rental property owners before the big moving day. One last tip: go see your tenants, if it is not already done, and ask them about the time of their moving to their new place. You can be sure that your tenants prepare their moving well,” says the APQ.

One of the worst situations that can happen on the 1st of July, or at any end date of the lease, is that the tenant decides to stay in the dwelling. Your former tenant, “theoretically”, does not want to leave anymore and your new tenant is at the front door. If you are unable to make him understand reason, you will need to open a file at the Régie du logement for “Eviction of an occupant without right.” This request is given priority.

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23 June 2015

The APQ will be present daily on www.apq.org/radio starting on June 25th to July 1st inclusively from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All rental apartments landlords can tune in to the broadcast live and even participate by sending their questions to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/apquebec, on our Twitter: http://twitter.com/apquebec, or by e-mail to info@apq.org so that an answer can be provided during the broadcast.

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23 June 2015
The APQ not only informs you that a file exists at the Rental Board. As always, we go further to better support you, so that you will have the date of the decision, the apartment concerned and the amount of the decision in the case of non-payment of rent. Similarly, if the APQ finds a criminal or civil record you will know the date, the address concerned and the offense committed. It is important, before making an informed choice, to know the nature of the offense. Your decision will perhaps not be the same if your tenant has been in breach of the traffic code at one time or if he was arrested for armed assault.
22 June 2015
The tenant requests the disqualification of the administrative judge in the following nine files. The tenant has produced 5 requests in different files: 1) a reduction in rent, condemnation for damages with interest, request to be allowed to deposit his rent; 2) a request to be allowed to deposit his rent; 3) cessation of harassment and sentence for damages with interest; 4) cessation of harassment and sentence for damages with interest and punitive damages; 5) condemnation for damages and order to maintain the dwelling in good habitable condition. For his part, the landlord has produced 4 requests: 1) condemnation for damages with interest and work execution order; 2) termination of the lease and recovery of rent due; 3) termination of the lease and condemnation for damages; 4) termination of the lease. Recovery of rent and termination of the lease for frequent delays.
19 June 2015
The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) questions the willingness of the government to not reform the rental law which is 30 years old now. Tenants associations disseminate press releases on housing of which the tenants take possession and that are dirty. But who has made the housing dirty, or even rendered it unsanitary? The same tenants whom the associations defend.

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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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