Topic: Legal

Who is the manager who may represent a corporation before the Régie du logement?

Article locked Published on by Me Robert Soucy

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Who is the manager who may represent a corporation before the Régie du logement?

A co-op introduces a lease termination claim against a tenant who is no longer a member of the cooperative.

During the hearing at the Régie du logement the representative of the cooperative must explain that she has the legal capacity to represent the cooperative as a manager. The agent represents about twenty cooperatives and nonprofit organizations, and her services are offered through her property- management company. She does not live in any of the cooperatives she represents.

Short-term rental and for holiday resort housing: YES IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO IT LEGALLY. SEE HOW!

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Short-term rental and for holiday resort housing: YES IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO IT LEGALLY. SEE HOW!

For an owner who wants to start renting an apartment, short term and completely equipped, it is always possible to do this legally in Quebec.

Renting for vacation purposes is not done smoothly and the way to do it is not easy.

You should know that the short-term rental and renting for vacation purposes, although it is currently associated with popular Websites such as “Airbnb” or “Craig’s list,” is not restricted to these sites. It is a rather different way to rent your housing which is not within the jurisdiction of the Régie du logement. There are criteria, fees, and a certification to obtain.

Outdoor work: 7 things you should know

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Outdoor work: 7 things you should know

Whether it be repairing a brick wall, the balconies, the parking lot, the roofing, from landscaping to the foundation, an owner of income property should know about the consequences of this work and his obligations to his tenants.

1 – THE NOTICE: The obligatory notice mechanism is required under section 1922 for work carried out inside the housing only. Thus, external work does not require formal notice being given to tenants. This rule was confirmed in 2012 in Reid v. 1745 Cedar Ave Inc. 31-120621-042.

However, a courtesy notice given in advance to your tenants will allow them to take steps to minimize the impact of these works on their lives. For instance, a holiday taken at the same time, working with the family rather than at home, etc… There is no delay time to do it since this notice is not binding. This approach is a way to help maintaining a good relationship between you and your tenants and possibly reduce the damages claimed.

A tenant who refuses entry to his dwelling for visits after the non-renewal of his lease

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A tenant who refuses entry to his dwelling for visits after the non-renewal of his lease

The evidence submitted at the hearing held at the Rental Board shows that the landlord tried to visit the apartment with prospective tenants. But the tenant refused access several times, although the latter had authorized the landlord to make two visits.

The tenant demands to be present during visits to his housing by potential tenants since he does not trust the landlord. He claims that the landlord would already have entered his housing without his permission. This last statement is belied by the landlord.

The tenant acknowledges that he changed the lock on the door of his dwelling without the consent of the landlord. It concerns a digital code lock.

THE SYNDICATE AND ITS MANAGER: Some important points to consider

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THE SYNDICATE AND ITS MANAGER: Some important points to consider

The following question is always asked regularly to us by members of the Boards of Directors of co-ownerships and by co-owners: “There is no one who would want to sit on the Board, can’t we then not just entrust everything to a manager and let him deal with all of it?”

Our answer is no.