The Baillus Chronicles: RENT SETTING FOR 2019 9 essential things to know -
The Baillus Chronicles: RENT SETTING FOR 2019 9 essential things to know

The Baillus Chronicles: RENT SETTING FOR 2019 9 essential things to know

With the general increase in the cost of living and the tax increases of the various levels of government, the profit margin of the owners is becoming less and less important.

In this context, the increase in rent is an essential mechanism that the owner should know in its smallest details.

Here are some tips for your 2019 increase.

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By Me Jean-Olivier Reed.

Regulation

  • Subletting in an HLM (Low Rent Housing)? -

    Subletting in an HLM (Low Rent Housing)?

    In Paris, France, a tenant was punctually subletting part of her housing with Airbnb while the regulations forbade it.

    Madame challenged her eviction explaining that if she subleased her housing on Airbnb, it was because of financial difficulties related to the amount of her income (« 2250 euros per month »), while the Régie Immobilière (Real-Estate Board) of the City of Paris replied that she has « a salary of 2289 euros, alimony, and a family-support allowance, in respect of a rental rate representing less than a third of her income, i.e. a disposable income of 1,000 euros ».

    But if a tenant who benefits from social housing wants to sublet this dwelling, does he have the right to do so?

Legal

  • Non-payment of rent  The different procedure and length of processing time at the Régie du logement -

    Non-payment of rent The different procedure and length of processing time at the Régie du logement

    First of all, in Québec it is generally thought that the first and foremost obligation of a tenant is to pay his rent, and the Régie du logement assigns therefore a certain priority to the procedure of evicting a tenant who has not paid his rent and who still remains on the premises. Indeed, Section 1971 of the Civil Code of Québec allows the owner to file a request for termination of lease for non-payment of rent if the tenant is late for more than 3 weeks. The landlord does not, in principle, have the obligation to send a formal notice to the tenant prior to the filing of the request. Indeed, the tenant is automatically in default by the sole effect of the law.

Various

  • Insurance and housing: can a proof of insurance be required? -

    Insurance and housing: can a proof of insurance be required?

    This question often comes down to the responsibility of tenants in rental properties.
    Indeed, many tenants do not take insurance, neither for the furniture or to ensure their civil liability.

    The question is therefore: Can the landlord require his tenants to have home insurance?
    The answer is yes, but only under certain conditions.

Legal

  • SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS: What are the limits to the right to privacy? -

    SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS: What are the limits to the right to privacy?

    Owners of multi-unit buildings who deal with criminal acts, erratic, disturbing or violent behaviour, vandalism or theft in their buildings may decide to have surveillance cameras installed as a security measure. The following question should be asked then: what are the criteria and guidelines that make such means acceptable to the residents' right to privacy? The jurisprudence of the Régie du logement sets out some criteria that require your attention.

Legal

  • Cancellation of a lease as a result of giving false information -

    Cancellation of a lease as a result of giving false information

    In rental housing law, as in other areas of law, good faith must govern the conduct of the parties from the beginning till the end of the obligation. For the owners of buildings we are talking about the period from the signing of the lease until the evacuation of the premises at the end of the lease.

    The disclosure of a candidate's references is essential for the signing of the lease so that the landlord, following his investigation, can make an informed decision to accept or refuse to rent the dwelling. These references are at the basis of his decision. Their veracity and accuracy represent the good faith of the candidate.

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Real-estate

Building permits, November 2017 -

Building permits, November 2017

Source: statistique Canada

The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities declined 7.7% to $7.7 billion in November, the first decrease in three months. Nationally, the value of permits for all building components declined, with the exception of single-family dwellings.

Canadian housing starts trend stable in December -

Canadian housing starts trend stable in December

Source: SCHL

The trend in housing starts was 226,777 units in December 2017, compared to 226,178 units in November 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.

“Despite the variation in activity across the country, the national trend in housing starts held steady at its highest level since 2008,” said Bob Dugan, CMHC’s chief economist. “Apartment starts in urban centres were up 6.2% in 2017 compared to 2016.”

Legal

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With the general increase in the cost of living and the tax increases of the various levels of government, the profit margin of the owners is becoming less and less important.

In this context, the increase in rent is an essential mechanism that the owner should know in its smallest details.

Here are some tips for your 2019 increase.

Non-payment of rent  The different procedure and length of processing time at the Régie du logement -

Non-payment of rent The different procedure and length of processing time at the Régie du logementArticle locked

First of all, in Québec it is generally thought that the first and foremost obligation of a tenant is to pay his rent, and the Régie du logement assigns therefore a certain priority to the procedure of evicting a tenant who has not paid his rent and who still remains on the premises. Indeed, Section 1971 of the Civil Code of Québec allows the owner to file a request for termination of lease for non-payment of rent if the tenant is late for more than 3 weeks. The landlord does not, in principle, have the obligation to send a formal notice to the tenant prior to the filing of the request. Indeed, the tenant is automatically in default by the sole effect of the law.

Regulation

Subletting in an HLM (Low Rent Housing)? -

Subletting in an HLM (Low Rent Housing)?

In Paris, France, a tenant was punctually subletting part of her housing with Airbnb while the regulations forbade it.

Madame challenged her eviction explaining that if she subleased her housing on Airbnb, it was because of financial difficulties related to the amount of her income (« 2250 euros per month »), while the Régie Immobilière (Real-Estate Board) of the City of Paris replied that she has « a salary of 2289 euros, alimony, and a family-support allowance, in respect of a rental rate representing less than a third of her income, i.e. a disposable income of 1,000 euros ».

But if a tenant who benefits from social housing wants to sublet this dwelling, does he have the right to do so?

Remember to file your RL-31 slips by February 28 -

Remember to file your RL-31 slips by February 28

Source: Revenu Québec

If you own a residential complex, you have until February 28 to give your tenants and subtenants their RL-31 slips and file the slips with us. To prepare the slips quickly and easily, use the Prepare and View the RL-31 Slip online service