Section: Word of the editor
In this rental season, just as in all the others, some badly informed owners will be trapped by the discrimination subterfuge.
If no lease is in effect, the Rental Board does not have jurisdiction. However, the Commission on Human Rights which monitors compliance with the charter could intervene if one of your candidate-tenants considers himself as a victim of discrimination.
The Government has decided to introduce the RL-31 slips.
This represents an additional requirement for rental housing owners, and, beware, a penalty if the new work on your housing is done after the last day of February!
Take it from us: If you are not handy with the Internet, paper application forms are likely to arrive too late.
With an increase in values that has a direct impact on the rent increase it is to be expected that rent increases will be higher this year.
The revision of the roles of property assessments often has this impact. On the other hand, this time around it comes at a time when vacancy rates are higher across Québec...
This year, the CMHC announces more difficult times for rental housing. The rates are available only for the Montreal area now, but other regions will follow shortly.
With a rate of 4% for 2015 and an expected rate of 4.4% for next year, it is expected that we will have to make an effort to rent our dwellings.
The relationship granted by the owner to the tenant is the result of a precise selection process. The lease is granted to a particular individual on who we have done comprehensive verifications in order to ensure that we rent to a person who will respect not only his financial obligations but also those as important as his relations with the other residents of the building.
That is why the Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) has intervened in the context of Bill n°67: An Act mainly to improve the regulation of tourist accommodation. Indeed, in some cases the owners may find it interesting to be able to rent their homes for a short term or even allow their tenants to do so.