News

13 September 2017
Canadian municipalities issued $7.9 billion worth of building permits in July, down 3.5% from June and the first decrease since March 2017. Lower construction intentions for commercial buildings and multi-family dwellings were mainly responsible for the national decline. Seven provinces posted decreases, with the largest decline in Ontario.
01 September 2017
First of all, before meeting for the signing of the lease, you must send the regulations of the building to the tenant. To do this, you can use the APQ regulations, but make sure you have the most recent version of them. Moreover, the new version includes restrictions that concern the cultivation and smoking of marihuana. Tenants must be given enough time to review the regulations prior to signing the lease.
04 August 2017
Sometimes one begins a lease, and one has to put an end to it for different reasons in life. The tenant then has different options available to him in order to comply with his contract, namely the assignment of his lease or sublease of his dwelling, and in most cases he cannot put an end to his contract without the landlord’s authorization. There are various exceptions allowing the tenant to terminate his contract prematurely, and leaving for a seniors’ home is part of it. However, it is not a question of just any residence in any kind of situation. It must be a residential and long-term care centre, an intermediate resource service, or a private residence for seniors where nursing or personal assistance are provided in view of his health situation, or any other place of accommodation where such care or services are offered to him.
14 June 2017
Canadian municipalities issued $7.1 billion worth of building permits in April, down 0.2% from March. Lower construction intentions for single-family dwellings were mainly responsible for the national decrease. The value of building permits declined in four provinces in April, led by Ontario and Alberta.
07 June 2017
Our survey distinguishes between two types of spaces: standard and non-standard spaces. Standard spaces, also referred to as independent living, are those occupied by a resident paying market rent and who does not receive 1.5 or more hours of care per day. A non-standard space is one in which the residents are receiving at least 1.5 hours of care per day, spaces being used for respite and non-market spaces.
29 May 2017
The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities fell 5.8% to $7.0 billion in March, marking a second consecutive monthly decrease. Nationally, the decline was mainly the result of lower construction intentions for multi-family dwellings, particularly in British Columbia and Ontario. All provinces and territories, except Ontario and Quebec, registered decreases in the total value of building permits in March.
26 May 2017
The Bank of Canada is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1/2 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 3/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 1/4 per cent. Inflation is broadly in line with the Bank’s projection in its April Monetary Policy Report (MPR). Food prices continue to decline, mainly because of intense retail competition, pushing inflation temporarily lower. The Bank’s three measures of core inflation remain below two per cent and wage growth is still subdued, consistent with ongoing excess capacity in the economy.
04 May 2017
Conditions in Canada’s housing markets are showing some signs of improvement but the official overall rating from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) will be held at “strong evidence of problematic conditions”.
01 May 2017
How then can we explain that the Government can consider this option? Who will have to respond to other inconvenienced tenants? Who will pay for damage done to the housing? Who should bear the risk of fire? The problem is serious and we should not take it lightly. Our elected officials must pass laws that are consistent with the obligations imposed by the said laws on the owners of rental housing.
13 April 2017
“The lessee may recover damages resulting from repossession or eviction in bad faith, whether or not he has consented to it. He may also apply for punitive damages against the person who has repossessed the dwelling or evicted him in bad faith.” The total amount claimed is $19,516.50. The evidence shows that the parties were bound by a lease from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005 at a monthly rent of $363.00. The dwelling is a three and a half room apartment located in a 16-unit building. On December 21, 2004, the tenant received an eviction notice from the landlord for June 30, 2005, because his dwelling had to be enlarged together with the neighbouring dwelling. On January 10, 2005, the tenant replied to the landlord’s eviction notice and refused to leave his dwelling but neglected to oppose the enlargement of his dwelling, as provided by the Civil Code of Québec: