The owner is required to issue to the tenant the leased property in good condition of repair of everything and to provide him with the peaceful enjoyment throughout the duration of the lease under the Law.
In case of fire, damage or seepage of water, plumbing problems, we must act quickly, the tenant as well as the landlord.
When you submit a request to the Régie du logement the applicant must forward this request to each tenant individually and make sure to have proof of its reception at the hearing. (Report of the bailiff or a copy of the signature of the registered mail – the white and red coupon alone is not enough.)
In a recent decision of the Court of Quebec, Small Claims division¹, the Court had to decide whether the request of two co-owners for damages caused to their unit by water infiltration was late, and if it is not, is the syndicate responsible for damage caused in their privative portion?
The falling of the leaves, in the autumn season, can create for some neighbours conflictual situations, according to individual tolerance. The birds, and even the trees that attract them, are not seen by all in the same way. They are proof of beauty, nature and peace, for some, while for others, it is mostly a cause of complications and frustrations.
When renting a dwelling the owner is required to deliver a housing in good condition. It is the tenant’s responsibility to ensure to maintain the good condition and to make appropriate use of it. Following some situations that occurred lately, it seemed necessary for us to recall that under Section 1855 of the Civil Code of Quebec: “The lessee is bound to pay the agreed rent and to use the property with prudence and diligence during the term of the lease.”