Topic: Legal

The tenant sues the landlord for damages with interest and punitive damages with interest as a result of eviction in bad faith by the landlo

Article locked Published on by Me Robert Soucy

The tenant sues the landlord for damages with interest and punitive damages with interest as a result of eviction in bad faith by the landlo -

The tenant sues the landlord for damages with interest and punitive damages with interest as a result of eviction in bad faith by the landlo

“The lessee may recover damages resulting from repossession or eviction in bad faith, whether or not he has consented to it. He may also apply for punitive damages against the person who has repossessed the dwelling or evicted him in bad faith.”

The total amount claimed is $19,516.50. The evidence shows that the parties were bound by a lease from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005 at a monthly rent of $363.00. The dwelling is a three and a half room apartment located in a 16-unit building. On December 21, 2004, the tenant received an eviction notice from the landlord for June 30, 2005, because his dwelling had to be enlarged together with the neighbouring dwelling. On January 10, 2005, the tenant replied to the landlord’s eviction notice and refused to leave his dwelling but neglected to oppose the enlargement of his dwelling, as provided by the Civil Code of Québec:

Co-owners, administrators and managers, beware of water damage!

Article locked Published on by Me Kevin J. Lebeau

Co-owners, administrators and managers, beware of water damage! -

Co-owners, administrators and managers, beware of water damage!

It is obvious that the occurrence of damage affecting our dwelling is an inconvenience and an important source of unpleasantness for its owner. Luckily, the majority of owners of rental dwellings do not have to deal with such situations regularly.

In divided co-ownership, the syndicate of co-owners, members of the board of directors and sometimes its property manager are called upon to react to accidents in order to ensure the restoration of the parts of the building affected by the damage done, in the privative as well as the common portions.

Responsibility for the heating

Article locked Published on by Me Annie Lapointe

Responsibility for the heating -

Responsibility for the heating

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 IS UNABLE TO PROVE THE HARASSMENT BY THE LANDLADY

Article locked Published on by Me Robert Soucy

THE TENANT IS UNABLE TO PROVE THE HARASSMENT BY THE LANDLADY -

THE TENANT IS UNABLE TO PROVE THE HARASSMENT BY THE LANDLADY

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.

House rules, condo regulations

Article locked Published on by Me Annie Lapointe

House rules, condo regulations -

House rules, condo regulations

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.