Section: Word of the editor
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.
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.
In searching the ideal candidate to become a tenant in your dwelling several elements will be relevant. When writing your advertisement you should already visualize the tenant who is reading it. Obviously, you need to market your dwelling efficiently, but, unlike a sale of a product, we must live with our tenant and the risks that this includes. This brings us into a strange situation where we want to screen tenants who are likely to harm our business.
Recent articles published on the APQ website have provoked many reactions. In these articles we could read that the insurer of the building had terminated the insurance policy for the property because one of the tenants had a criminal history.
But what about the owner of the building? Can an owner of a building do an investigation on the tenant during the lease? In fact, public data can be checked. Registers of civil and criminal courts are public.
A few weeks before the massive period of moves, many leases were signed and some units are still vacant.
But after moving in, our tenants get to know their new neighbors. In most cases all goes well.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case.