When it is time to sign a lease with a new tenant Section 1950 of the Civil Code of Quebec requires the owner to disclose to the lessee the lowest rent paid by the previous tenant in the last year before the signing of lease.
Most owners know that the Régie du logement determines the rates of increase of rent in Quebec and it is also the mandatory forum when landlords and tenants can not agree on the proposed increase. Is it an absolute rule? NO, there is an exception when the building is less than 5 years old
Les locataires ont produit à la Régie du logement une demande de résiliation de bail et un remboursement de loyer payé. Il appert que les parties sont liées par un bail du 1er juillet 1994 au 30 juin 199The tenants have produced, at the Régie du logement, a request for lease termination and a refund of rent paid. It appears that the parties are bound by a lease from 1 July 1994 to 30 June 1995 at a monthly rent of $565.00.5, à un loyer mensuel de 565,00$.
The delays to change a lease
1. Fixed lease of one (1) year or more:
The notice must be given within a period of three (3) to six (6) months.
Solidarity ensures that each one of the debtors (the tenants) can be held separately liable for the entire obligation (rent or other). Under Section 1525 of the Civil Code of Quebec, solidarity between debtors is not presumed.