Maintaining proper temperature in a dwelling is essential and can jeopardize the habitable condition of a home if it is not well managed. Several municipal bylaws deal with minimum housing heat. Responsibility for maintaining this temperature falls to the person who is, under the lease, responsible for heating the dwelling.
The tenant requests a rent reduction of $250 as of October 1, 2013, as well as punitive damages with interest. The reasons are as follows: “The landlady disturbs the tenant by unjustly accusing him of making excessive noise. She harasses the applicant by e-mail and telephone. She has already sent the police once and she knocks on the door often to complain for no reason.”
Then, through an amendment, the tenant increases his rent reduction request to $350 a month and he also adds moral damages plus interest of $4,000 for nuisance and inconvenience.
In addition to the lease, it is possible to write a Building Regulations, concerning, in particular, the enjoyment, use and maintenance of the housing in general. When, in addition, the rented accommodation is considered to be a condo, you should be aware that there are already, for the co-owners, regulations of the co-ownership. The tenant of a condo may therefore be required to comply with two regulations: the co-owner’s who rents to the tenant for the use that must be made of his condo, and secondly, the regulation established in the deed of co-ownership and which binds all co-owners of the building.
For an owner who wants to start renting an apartment, short term and completely equipped, it is always possible to do this legally in Quebec.
Renting for vacation purposes is not done smoothly and the way to do it is not easy.
You should know that the short-term rental and renting for vacation purposes, although it is currently associated with popular Websites such as “Airbnb” or “Craig’s list,” is not restricted to these sites. It is a rather different way to rent your housing which is not within the jurisdiction of the Régie du logement. There are criteria, fees, and a certification to obtain.
A co-op introduces a lease termination claim against a tenant who is no longer a member of the cooperative.
During the hearing at the Régie du logement the representative of the cooperative must explain that she has the legal capacity to represent the cooperative as a manager. The agent represents about twenty cooperatives and nonprofit organizations, and her services are offered through her property- management company. She does not live in any of the cooperatives she represents.