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Repossession of a housing

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Repossession of a housing

In order to repossess a dwelling, a notice must be sent indicating that one intends to repossess the dwelling. This notice must be detailed and comply with the provisions of the Civil Code of Québec. If you miss a portion of the notice, it could be declared invalid and your initiative will be doomed to failure. The time frame within which the notice must be sent is extremely important.

Let's first take the example of the best-known regular lease, that is, a 12-month lease. At this time, the notice must be sent at least 6 months before the end of the lease. If your lease, for instance, is a lease from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, your notice must be sent no later than December 31, 2018.

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

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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.

Subletting in an HLM (Low Rent Housing)?

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.