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

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

Montreal, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014---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.

“Moreover, the bill
indicated thatthe limitationsthat one wishes to imposeuponrepossessionof a dwelling of a personaged 65 and overwould befromthe moment anelderlyperson has been occupying the unit, whether he/she be a tenantor not,”adds Mr.Messier. The APQbelieves thatthe drafting of the billindicated amisunderstandingof the rental law and is happythat one did notfollow up on it.

The Association ofQuebec Landlords(APQ), which defends the owners of rentalhousing against thisbill which offended owners’ rights, notes that the Parti Québécoisalso wants tofile abill affectingthe rental sphere.

“We will continueto monitor andclaim all thebillssurroundingthe rentalworld, aswe promiseda few months ago. Theowners of revenue-generating housingarealreadyexasperatedby thecurrent rentallaw and its application, andtheprotection offeredto tenants,which turns the door wide opento abuse. One muststop removingthe rightsof propertyownersbeforethey doeventuallygo out of business,” concludes MartinMessier.

Founded in 1984,the AssociationofQuebec Landlords(APQ) isthe most important associationproviding servicesto ownersof rental housing inall regions ofQuebec.It also providesan evaluationservice ontenants which is uniquein Quebec.

16 September 2014
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