Section: Word of the editor
Tabled at the request of Madame Françoise David, Bill 492 seeks to restrict the right of owners to repossess a dwelling or to eviction for subdivision or expansion of a dwelling when the housing is occupied by a person, 65 years of age or older, with low income or a disability.
Our meetings with many elected officials, from all parties, allow us to better understand the challenges we must face in political reality when comes the time to introduce the concerns of rental property owners.
Several elected officials have a vision of the owner of a building that diverges from what we believe to be reasonable when comes the time to evaluate the latter’s social contribution.
The insurances of a building must be reviewed in detail by a professional insurance agent. That is well known but often overlooked.
Use this time to review your insurance coverages, the conditions, and see if your building is insured for a sufficient value, review the coverages available and make an informed decision.
This seems like a good idea at the beginning. The tenant declares to be good with his hands, to know a lot about renovation and how he can help us save money by taking charge of the works related to the renovation of the housing. In some cases the rental price will be decreased due to his efforts, in others the price of materials will be borne by the owner.
The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) questions the willingness of the government to not reform the rental law which is 30 years old now.
Tenants associations disseminate press releases on housing of which the tenants take possession and that are dirty. But who has made the housing dirty, or even rendered it unsanitary? The same tenants whom the associations defend.