Topic: Legal

Subletting: Yes indeed, the landlord has his word to say

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Subletting: Yes indeed, the landlord has his word to say

Dans le cadre d’une sous-location, les motifs de refus qui sont sérieux et valables sont encore plus restreints que dans le cadre d’une cession de bail.

En effet, dans le cadre d’une sous-location, le locataire principal demeure responsable de vous payer et des agissements des sous-locataires et des dommages au logement.

Ainsi, les motifs sérieux pour refuser un sous-locataire sont très très limités.

Do you have a right of way? - It is preferable to use it, so as not to lose it

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Do you have a right of way? - It is preferable to use it, so as not to lose it

“A servitude is a charge imposed on a building, the servient land, in favour of another building, the dominant land, and which belongs to a different owner.

This charge obliges the owner of the servient land to bear, on the part of the owner of the dominant land, certain acts of use or to refrain from exercising certain rights inherent in the property. ... (1).”

This can be a servitude of view, passage, or non-construction, for instance.

The repossession of a housing: an exception where each criterion is essential!

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The repossession of a housing: an exception where each criterion is essential!

Whether it is a project of a couple, with friends or family, it happens for all kinds of reasons that one decides to buy a home with others. However, this way of owning a dwelling may not be adapted according to the project concerned.

It happens indeed that a coveted building also has an interest, in addition to the investment, to make it one’s home. Every year unfortunately, some people are unable to repossess the desired dwelling, without fully understanding the reason.

Interpretation of section 1959.1 on the renter’s income

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Interpretation of section 1959.1 on the renter’s income

Contradictory jurisprudential trend to be followed at the Administrative Housing Tribunal.

Since the coming into force of section 1959.1 of the Civil Code of Québec in 2017, which restricts by 3 cumulative conditions, the repossession of a housing, some decisions have been rendered by the Administrative Housing Tribunal, particularly as to the maximum income to be considered.

First, the 3 conditions of this section are cumulative, so if one of them is not respected by the tenant, the exception no longer applies which allows the owner to repossess the housing.

The story of a hedge: headaches for the neighbours

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The story of a hedge: headaches for the neighbours

When autumn arrives, preparation for winter is going on, on most properties: pool closure, leaf raking, installation of shrub protections, gutter cleaning, etc. Some take advantage of this time for the cutting of their hedge. Such maintenance can raise questions however, especially when hedge or fence structures are near the line separating two neighbouring lots. This is all the more complicated when it comes to long-standing plantations made by previous owners. Who should maintain this hedge?