Section: Legal

TENANTS WITH THEIR BAD LIFESTYLE CAUSING A HUMIDITY PROBLEM IN THEIR HOUSING

Article locked Published on by Me Robert Soucy

TENANTS WITH THEIR BAD LIFESTYLE CAUSING A HUMIDITY PROBLEM IN THEIR HOUSING -

TENANTS WITH THEIR BAD LIFESTYLE CAUSING A HUMIDITY PROBLEM IN THEIR HOUSING


The tenants claim a reduction in rent of $200.00 per month, damages with interest of a $1,000.00. They also ask the Court to declare the dwelling unfit for habitation and to terminate the lease as of December 15, 2009. On 5 January 2010, the building inspector for the City of Montreal issued an evacuation notice from the tenants’ housing because of the high site contamination by mould. On 21 January, the 2 parties, the landlord and the tenants, agree to terminate the lease with effect from 31 January 2010. The tenants leave the premises on 24 January 2010.

Be careful when investing in the building of a partner!

Article locked Published on by Me Annie Lapointe

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Be careful when investing in the building of a partner!

In a recent situation (1), a man asks to receive compensation for investing in two buildings of his common-law spouse, or to be declared co-owner thereof. According to the judgement, after a conjugal life together of 17 years, the couple separated in 2012. Previously, during their life together, the Mrs. had purchased a first home. According to the Mister, it is customary in his country of origin that the goods are in the name of the woman, but it was clear to him that the house belonged to the two of them and he invokes an agreement between them. So he pays half the mortgage each month for this building. Yet, according to Madame, Monsieur did not have the funds to invest in a house, apparently it was she who would have paid the notary fees, as well as the welcome tax and most of the expenditures for maintenance.

Major repair to a terrace: the syndicate must comply with the law and the declaration of co-ownership

Article locked Published on by Me Kevin J. Lebeau

Major repair to a terrace: the syndicate must comply with the law and the declaration of co-ownership -

Major repair to a terrace: the syndicate must comply with the law and the declaration of co-ownership

In a recent judgement of the Court of Québec, Small Claims division, a syndicate of co-ownership was ordered to pay damages to a co-owner because of water seepage from a common portion for restricted use.

GIVING NOTICE BY HAND: Can be dangerous!

Article locked Published on by Me Jean-Olivier Reed

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GIVING NOTICE BY HAND: Can be dangerous!

As an owner of a building in rental housing, several documents must be delivered to your tenants: notice of rent increase, notification, request at the Régie du logement or giving notice of works and the submission of these documents by hand seems to be the most economical.

Some clauses in the lease may have no effect!

Article locked Published on by Me Annie Lapointe

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Some clauses in the lease may have no effect!

In Quebec, unlike the rest of Canada, the payment of any amount of money other than the rent remains illegal. Whether it concerns a deposit for special keys, furniture included in the lease, or to accept a pet, it is illegal, and this even if the offer comes from the tenant himself.