Topic: Legal

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.

Eviction of a tenant in winter: Myth or Reality?

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Eviction of a tenant in winter: Myth or Reality?

There are all kinds of stories circulating about eviction restrictions in winter. The reality is, can one request termination of the lease of a tenant, even in winter? Indeed, it is possible to request a lease termination, and this regardless of the time of the year. At the hearing, the judge will not take this fact into account to render his judgment.

The importance of solidarity in a residential lease

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The importance of solidarity in a residential lease

For the owner it is important to know what the concept of solidarity between multiple tenants means.

First, solidarity is similar to a greater level of responsibility for each one of the tenants as far as the payment of rent is concerned and, unavoidably, between themselves.

Minimizing the damage following a housing abandonment

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Minimizing the damage following a housing abandonment

When a lease is terminated because of wrongdoing by the tenant(s), be it either at a termination by a judge of the Régie du logement for non-payment, or because of noise causing serious harm, or whether it is during an automatic termination, or when the tenant abandons the dwelling for no reason, taking his movable goods with him/her and ceasing to pay the rent, the landlord is entitled to contractual damages with interest because of such termination. This damage is usually qualified as a relocation allowance.

Replacement-value insurance policy: the Court confirms the obligation of the syndicate and the administrators

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Replacement-value insurance policy: the Court confirms the obligation of the syndicate and the administrators

Dans un jugement récent de la Cour du Québec, division des Petites créances, le Tribunal confirme l'obligation pour le syndicat et ses administrateurs de souscrire une couverture d'assurance valeur à neuf sur tout l'immeuble de la copropriété. Le défaut de ce faire engage la responsabilité civile personnelle des membres du conseil d'administration en cas d'insuffisance de couverture.