Claims - Press Releases

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

Bill 190: The Association ofQuebec Landlords(APQ) is pleased that thisproject will not be adopted and it will be on guard foranysuch project  

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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16 September 2014

APQ - The dirtiest-accommodation Photo Contest: And the winner is ...  

www.apq.orgMontreal, September 5, 2014 --- The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) is proud to announce that the big winner of the moving-day Photo Contest in Quebec: How does your dwelling look like after the departure of the tenant? is Mr. Pascal Théorêt.

Mr. Théorêt had the misfortune to find his accommodation in a filthy condition, full with graffiti on the walls. The APQ hopes that this competition will have helped to make both our tenants and elected representatives aware of the importance of a security deposit.

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05 September 2014

Subsidies cut at the City of Montreal: Housing owners are placed in an impossible situation  

The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) condemns the decision taken by the City of Montreal concerning “the immediate stop and until further notice, to the taking of new requests for financial assistance in its subsidy programs for the acquisition and renovation of properties.”

“Property owners must keep their housing and buildings in good condition. But how can they assume all these costs when the Government blocks rent increases and the adjustment of the rent to the market price at the departure of the tenant, when Bill 122 imposes additional inspections and renovations, and when the City of Montreal imposes a housing code?” says Martin Messier, the President of the APQ.

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15 July 2014

Moving - Housing: The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) takes care of your woes  

Montreal, Friday, June 27, 2014 --- The moving period is a very stressful time for property owners. As we approach the 1st of July many property owners are worried and there is one question on their lips: In what state will I find my dwelling?

Some tenants are very good tenants and will even fill the holes in the walls but many tenants do not mind leaving the housing in a mess or untidy. “The owner will have to take care of it anyway.”

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27 June 2014

Housing: The APQ maintains that the law must change 

Montreal, June 25, 2014 --- The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ), in partnership with the Coalition of Owners of Rental Housing (RPHL), calls into question the answer that all governments use for not offering to rental housing owners a new law that would rebalance the rights of owners facing tenants.

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25 June 2014

APQ - Rental Report: The vacancy rate in housing still high, which worries owners 

With strong vacancy rates in several regions owners of apartments find themselves facing new challenges such as:
- A new competition with many rental condos that are emerging;
- Affordable housing built without taking into account the rental market;
- An outdated method of rent setting which does not allow them to attract tenants: the little money they earn must be re-invested to maintain safe and healthy housing.

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11 June 2014
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