Mandate of the Quebec Landlords Association

The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) has among its mandates to interact actively with governments through public consultations, governmental or quasi-governmental events, and a media presence on various topical issues.

Several regulations of more than 30 years old are causing headaches to owners of rental housing. Our actions affect multiple fields, all of them being in need of active representation, including, more in particular, the file of the Régie du logement which is dealing with a roll that is ever more busy particularly because of non-payment of rent.

On this page you will find the latest changes submitted and we will inform you of changes as events present themselves.

In September 2013, following the special consultations and public hearings on Bill 28, An Act to enact the new Code of Civil Procedure, the APQ submitted to the commission its reservations and comments, more in particular, regarding the extension of time before the eviction of a tenant.

In December 2013, Mr. Bertrand St-Arnaud, the Minister of Justice, announced that he amended section 692 of Bill 28. This section would have increased from one to three months the notice of eviction of an occupant.

To see our recommendations on Bill 28, click here.

On November 27, 2013 was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec the Draft Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting mandatory lease forms and the particulars of the notice to a new lessee.

 This project proposes to amend the regulation, but also the mandatory lease forms appearing in Annexes 1-5, the mandatory form appearing in Annex 6 for services to the tenant, as well as the obligatory writing in the case of an oral lease in Annex 7.

The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ), which was consulted in 2012, wanted to bring forward its recommendations within the required timeframe.

To see our recommendations on the new mandatory form of a lease, click here.