Claims - Press Releases

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

APQ: A discriminatory bill to the owners and unfounded! 

Montréal, May 27, 2014 --- The Association of Québec Landlords (APQ) is outraged by the obstinacy of Québec Solidaire wanting to table a bill preventing eviction of tenants from 1 December to 31 March and the repossession of the dwelling when one of the occupants of the housing is aged 65 or older.

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27 May 2014

The delay of the tax bill in Montreal does not only affect the tenants but also the owners of rental housing 

The one-month delay in the sending out of the property tax bill by the City of Montreal has consequences on the notices of rent increase.

“Changes in property tax, school and insurance bills are, according to the calculation form issued annually by the Régie du logement, chargeable to the tenants. That is to say, for the year 2014, one will have to calculate the difference between the year 2013 and the income tax bill receivable in 2014,” says Martin Messier, President of the APQ.

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30 January 2014

APQ- Rent increases in 2014 : Bad news that comes every year, to when the long awaited change? 

Montreal, January 24th,2014- The Quebec Landlord's Association (APQ), in addition to being available for interviews throughout the day, is still shocked to see that no legislative change has occurred to change once and for all the 1980 adopted method!

The owners purchased their properties for their pension funds, a rock solid investment. But 30 years later, there's certainly something to be discouraged from owning rental housings, according to Martin Messier, president of the APQ

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24 January 2014
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