Editions

July 2018 Edition: July 2018

This month, Me Soucy explain that the tenant uses his dwelling for purposes other than residential ones, contrary to section 1856 of the Civil Code of Québec, through Airbnb. This causes serious harm to the tenants of the building through disturbances of peaceful enjoyment, as well as to the landlord by the comings-and-goings of people and the noise they make.

June 2018 Edition: June 2018

In this edition, Me Messier talks about the marijuana an the dwelling

May 2018 Edition: May 2018

In this edition, Martin Messier explains the decision pronouncing the eviction of the tenant for the consumption of cannabis allowed by a medical prescription was rejected by a decision of the Court of Quebec pronounced on April 19, 2018.

April 2018 Edition: April 2018

In this edition, Me Annie Lapointe ask you the question : Words fly away... And e-mails?

 

 

Edition March 2018 Edition: Edition March 2018

In this edition, Me Robert Soucy talks to it is difficult, for a tenant, to prove that his dwelling is unfit for habitation because of mould.

February 2018 Edition: February 2018

This month, Me Lapointe speak to the children playing in a housing, making normal noise, up to a point. While some rental property owners may be concerned about the management of some of the neighbours' retaliation in case of noise, you should be aware that the sounds of children playing and running around are, to a certain extent, often considered as being so-called normal inconvenience of rental life.

January 2018 Edition: January 2018

This mont, Annie Lapointe explain the abandonment of the housing by the tenant. The tenant cannot, therefore, in all the cases where one invokes mould, asbestos or other potentially dangerous situations, clear off and move out without any responsibility. It will have to be taken case by case, and only exceptional situations will justify a premature departure.

December 2017 Edition: December 2017

In this edition, you will find Jean-Olivier Reed's article on the meaning of a notice of modification to the lease transmitted by a bailiff.

November 2017 Edition: November 2017

This month, Me Jean-Olivier Reed speak to you about the harassment. When does a person harass another person under a housing lease? This is not so obvious actually, because it is a rather vague concept that requires a lot of nuance and generally also significant proof.

October 2017 Edition: October 2017

This month, Mr. Robert Soucy, lawyer at the APQ, explains why you always have to write agreements with your tenants. Let us therefore never forget the maxim: Words fly away, but writings remain.