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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 Given the inconsistencies in the law, with an outdated method of calculation that destroys the rental market, the Government sows discontent among all owners of rental housing in Quebec,” says Martin Messier,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

APQ: A new lease form has been adopted, but when can we expect a reform of the rental law? 

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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26 November 2014

Reduced delays at the Régie du logement: the APQ notes that the Government wants to act! 

Montreal, October 10, 2014---The Association ofQuebec Landlords(APQ), which attendedthe press conferenceofMr.PierreMoreau, Minister of Municipal AffairsandLand Occupancyand Ministerresponsible for the Régie du logement, ispleased to note thatthe Governmentrealizesthat we must act as of now.

The latest annualreportsof the Régie du logement and the Ombudswoman showed noimprovement.And the APQ found thatthe Régiehad not receivedany help oradditionalresources allowing it tocope withtheemergency.

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10 October 2014

Report of the Régie du logement 2013-2014: The APQ notes that there are still significant problems with waiting times and the Régie du logement has not received the additional resources it needs  

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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26 September 2014

Régie du logement: The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) is not surprised by the report of the Ombudsman 

The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) regrets, once again, the findings of the Ombudsman regarding the Régie du logement. The Régie du logement would have received 236 complaints in 2013-2014. In his report, the Ombudsman expresses his dissatisfaction about the time given to his recommendations on the issue of the persisting waiting time before getting a hearing at the Régie du logement.

“Many more improvements should be studied in relation to the rental law and its application by the Régie du logement, the period prior to a hearing and the limited number of resources are part of them!” exclaims Martin Messier, president of the APQ. It has been several years that the APQ recommends the appointment of special clerks and expanding their powers to cases involving non-payment of rent, as is currently the case in cases of setting of the rent and this in order to free up time for the judges so that all cases could be heard within a more reasonable time.

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19 September 2014
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