Abusive rent increases: the APQ sets the record straight!

Abusive rent increases: the APQ sets the record straight!

Montreal, January 21, 2015 --- 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.

The Rental Board announces estimations of increases each year but these are estimates only and the owner must make his own calculations.
“For 2014, it is not 0.8% for unheated housing that must be taken but rising insurance costs incurred, increased municipal and school taxes that are transferable for a 100% to the tenant, not including major works, maintenance...,” says Martin Messier, president of the APQ.

And there again the owners, who live with an outdated method, must send a notice and wait for the response from their tenants.
Let us remind that the tenant can refuse and stay in the dwelling while the owner requests the increase to which he is entitled! If both parties do not agree, it will be up to the same owner to open a file at the Régie du logement for setting of the rent and to justify his expenditures.

According to the 2013-2014 annual report of the Régie du logement, 4927 cases have been introduced for setting of the rent. One can therefore not cry wolf and state that 9 out of 10 persons have received abusive increases!

“Finally, we wish to clarify that many owners do not increase their rent as they would have the right to do because they do not want to lose their tenants. And the sums unclaimed in 2015 for 2014 will be lost!” adds the APQ.

Founded in 1984, the Quebec Landlords Association (APQ) is the most important association to offer services to rental property owners. It has been serving the owners of all the regions of Quebec for over 30 years. In addition to offering, as much to duplex or triplex owners as to property managers, an assessment service on tenants which is unique in Quebec.

Abusiverent increases: the APQ sets therecord straight!

Montreal, January 21, 2015---TheAssociation of QuebecLandlords (APQ) would like to set therecord straightfollowing the statements from theRCLALQ.

According to the autumn-2014survey of the CMHC, rents have increased by only2.1%, and the average rentis at$729.
Rentsin Quebec are thelowest in Canada,by far,knowing thatVancouverrankssecond as theleastaffordablecity in the world.

The Rental Boardannounces estimations of increaseseach yearbut these are estimates onlyand the owner mustmake his owncalculations.
“For
2014,it is not0.8% for unheatedhousingthat must be takenbutrisinginsurance costsincurred, increased municipal and school taxesthat are transferable for a100%to the tenant, not including major works, maintenance...,” says Martin Messier,president of the APQ.

And there againthe owners, who live with an outdatedmethod, must send a noticeand wait for theresponse from theirtenants.
Let us remind thatthe tenant can refuseandstay in the dwellingwhile the ownerrequeststhe increase towhich he is entitled! If both partiesdo not agree, it will be up to the sameownerto open afile at the Régiedu logement forsetting of the rentand to justify his expenditures.

According to the2013-2014annual report of theRégie du logement,4927cases havebeen introduced forsetting of the rent. One can thereforenotcry wolfand state that9 out of 10 personshave receivedabusiveincreases!

“Finally, we
wish to clarify thatmany ownersdo not increasetheir rentas theywould have the right to dobecause they do notwant to losetheir tenants.Andthe sumsunclaimedin 2015for 2014will be lost!”adds the APQ.

Founded in 1984,the QuebecLandlords Association(APQ) is the most important association to offerservices torental property owners. It has been serving theowners of allthe regions of Quebecfor over 30years.In addition to offering,as muchtoduplex or triplexowners astoproperty managers, an assessment serviceon tenants which is uniquein Quebec.

21 January 2015
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