The parties agree that they are bound by a lease from 1 July 1998 until 30 June 1999 at a monthly rent of $ 375.00, renewed year after year, the last one of these renewals extending until 1 July 2015 at the monthly rent of $ 445,00.
For her part, the tenant points to July 1, 2010 as the beginning of the deterioration of her relationship with the landlord, when she refused a rent increase which she deemed unjustified.
Your tenant does not pay the rent. And you do not have the time to go to the Rental Board. You wait, one month, two months longer, before finally going to the Régie du logement to submit a request for termination of the lease because of the delay in the payment of the rent.
Even if the Rental Board is an administrative court, one should not minimize its importance and the consequences of a judgement against you. You should know that the Rental Board has the authority to render judgements up to a maximum amount of $70,000.00.
Some tenants will have less tolerance than others for certain disadvantages experienced in your housing. Although one should never take the tenants’ complaints lightly, they do not all give right to a rent reduction.
A recent decision (1) confirmed that having a particular sensitivity to noise or certain smells was a subjective factor on which the Rental Board cannot rely to retain the responsibility of the landlord.
The landlady requests the rental adjustment and modification of another condition of the lease. The landlady asks the Régie du logement to decide on the following change: the electricity costs of the housing, including those for heating, are to be the responsibility of the tenant.
The information form necessary for the setting of the rent as well as any supporting documents and invoices in support of this information has been filed in the record. The parties are bound by a lease from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, at a monthly rent of $536.00. After calculation, the adjustment of rent allowed under the Regulations on the setting-of-the-rent criteria is $7.34 per month.