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Rental Board: The Ombudswoman recommends the claims of the APQ 

The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) read the report of the Ombudswoman for the year 2014-2015 and notes that the Ombudswoman is dissatisfied with the delays at the Régie du logement, a problem that re-appears, unfortunately, every year in her report.

The Régie du logement would have received 180 complaints in 2014-2015. The ombudswoman, in her report, indicates her dissatisfaction with the time delay given to her recommendations because the problem concerning waiting times at a hearing before the Régie persists.

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17 September 2015

Your tenant does not want to leave anymore: Use the eviction of an occupant without right 

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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25 June 2015

APQ Radio: APQ on radio waves all week! 

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

Rental period: When will there be a security deposit? 

Montreal, April 8, 2015 --- The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) would like to caution the owners of Quebec rental housing that without a monetary protection, as in all other provinces and other countries, the only way to protect oneself against a ransacking tenant is to do a complete pre-rental survey.

“Unfortunately the Government does not yet intend this year to allow owners to protect their investment by legislating a security deposit! Every year we see horror cases, abandoned animals, ransacked dwellings, and are the guilty punished?” says Martin Messier, President of the APQ.

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09 April 2015

2015-2016 Budget: Will the Government wait until a building collapses or will it support the rental real-estate world? 

The Association of Québec Landlords (APQ) saw some open-mindedness from the Couillard Government with, for instance, a change in October 2014 in cases of non-payment of rent, but also contempt for them with the imposition of licensing fees for using an electronic lease or the maintenance of the G-clause in the new mandatory lease form.

It is on the eve of the unveiling of the 2015-2016 budget that the APQ still hopes that the Government will open its eyes to the growing problems associated with the aging rental stock and its adverse actions by still granting new AccèsLogis projects.

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25 March 2015

First calculation clinic on rent increase. Information, tips and tricks at the workshop of the Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) 

The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) is proud to organize the first calculation clinic on the setting of the rent. Learn about how the method that determines the rent increases by the Rental Board works.
Free and exceptionally open to all rental housing owners, this major event wants to be a partner with a strong increase in rent!

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02 February 2015

Rent increases for 2015: Health, happiness and headaches for owners of rental housing! 

The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) reaffirms that once again owners of rental housing feel abandoned by the Government.
Although the study of the Roche Group, dating back over 10 years, had already denounced the situation, the rental market is still in decline.

“Once again, the APQ is appalled by the status quo of the Government. Given the inconsistencies in the law, with an outdated method of calculation that destroys the rental market, the Government sows discontent among all owners of rental housing in Quebec,” says Martin Messier, President of the APQ.

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23 January 2015

Abusive rent increases: the APQ sets the record straight! 

The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) would like to set the record straight following the statements from the RCLALQ.
According to the autumn-2014 survey of the CMHC, rents have increased by only 2.1%, and the average rent is at $729.
Rents in Quebec are the lowest in Canada, by far, knowing that Vancouver ranks second as the least affordable city in the world.

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21 January 2015

CMHC Housing Outlook Conference: the owners ofresidential rental propertiesin peril! 

The Association of Quebec Landlords(APQ), who attended the CMHC conferenceon the prospectsof thehousing market,is more than everconcerned aboutthe turn taken by therentalhousing market.

The ownersfeel thatthe value of theirinvestment isat risk withvacancy ratesremaining very high,up to 6.5%. “At the Associationof Quebec Landlords we find this a dangerous situationwhencombinedwith the lowrent increases that compromiseprofitability,”says MartinMessier, President of the APQ.

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26 November 2014
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