Section: Legal

Complaints from tenants are not always well-founded!

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Complaints from tenants are not always well-founded!

Some tenants will have less tolerance than others for certain disadvantages experienced in your housing. Although one should never take the tenants’ complaints lightly, they do not all give right to a rent reduction.
A recent decision (1) confirmed that having a particular sensitivity to noise or certain smells was a subjective factor on which the Rental Board cannot rely to retain the responsibility of the landlord.

THE ESTIMATION OF HEATING COSTS BY THE RENTAL BOARD IS CORRECTED AFTER REVIEW

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THE ESTIMATION OF HEATING COSTS BY THE RENTAL BOARD IS CORRECTED AFTER REVIEW

The landlady requests the rental adjustment and modification of another condition of the lease. The landlady asks the Régie du logement to decide on the following change: the electricity costs of the housing, including those for heating, are to be the responsibility of the tenant.

The information form necessary for the setting of the rent as well as any supporting documents and invoices in support of this information has been filed in the record. The parties are bound by a lease from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, at a monthly rent of $536.00. After calculation, the adjustment of rent allowed under the Regulations on the setting-of-the-rent criteria is $7.34 per month.

Married spouse: completely protected in case of death?

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Married spouse: completely protected in case of death?

We often focus on the risks in the event of death without a will, of a spouse who is not married or living in civil union. Remember, common law spouses, regardless of the duration of their union, or even if you have children together, are not successors (potential heirs) under the law. So, in case of death without a will, a common law spouse does not inherit from his/her deceased partner.

The non-renewal of the lease for subletting since more than 12 months

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The non-renewal of the lease for subletting since more than 12 months

Pour plusieurs, nous sommes dans la période de reconduction des baux. Malheureusement, les propriétaires n’ont généralement pas la possibilité d’envoyer un avis de non-reconduction du bail. En effet, sauf exception, les propriétaires doivent nécessairement passer par la résiliation du bail au moyen d’un recours à la Régie du logement.

Termination of the lease for consumption or cannabis cultivation is not a small matter!

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Termination of the lease for consumption or cannabis cultivation is not a small matter!

Smoking and cultivating cannabis becomes increasingly part of everyday life in an apartment building. Many owners think that by that fact alone, given the illegal nature of the matter, it makes the termination of the lease automatic, which is unfortunately not so simple.