In a recent judgement of the Court of Québec, Small Claims division1, the Court dismissed the claim for damages by a Syndicate of co-owners against two of its co-owners for damages caused by the overflowing of the toilet of their unit. The overflow occurred a few minutes after the plumber of the Syndicate had made repairs to the toilet.
After a decision to terminate the lease for non-payment of rent the owner can not cash subsequent rents without facing a waiver of the termination of the lease.
With the aging population, property owners will be increasingly confronted, during a lease, with a notice of termination of the lease of their tenant who is leaving to a residence for seniors or to a Centre for Long Term Care. The following question arises: Is the spouse who is part of the lease and whose health does not justify admission into a health centre entitled to benefit from this notice?
Each one of 2 de-facto spouses, after three years together, has rights to the property they live in with one another, despite the fact that it was owned by one spouse only at the beginning.
If the tenant refuses the rent increase, the owner can open a file for setting of the rent. In most cases the registrar shall grant a rent increase after having received confirmation that the alleged costs are real and this, by means of bills from the owner.