Topic: Legal

AirBnB, Couchsurfing and sublease - Part 2

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AirBnB, Couchsurfing and sublease - Part 2

We’ve been writing, in the article of the previous issue, about the activities of some tenants on sites like “Couchsurfing” and “AirBnB,” providing temporary accommodation services via Internet. This offer, made to transients, is often akin to services offered by an inn and can result in changing the destination of the dwelling. It was mentioned that these services, if they extend over more than a third of the housing which was built for residential purposes, change the destination of the housing and may give rise to the termination of the lease.

Rodents in the condominium: the Court held that the syndicate has fulfilled its duty of maintenance of the common portions

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Rodents in the condominium: the Court held that the syndicate has fulfilled its duty of maintenance of the common portions

Dans un jugement récent de la Cour du Québec, Division des Petites Créances1, le Tribunal a jugé que le Syndicat n'a pas manqué à son devoir d'entretenir les parties communes de l'immeuble lorsque des rongeurs ont endommagé un sofa sur la terrasse de deux copropriétaires.

Les faits selon le Tribunal
Les copropriétaires sont copropriétaires d’une unité de copropriété située dans un immeuble dont l'une des parties communes est un atrium fermé qui enferme un jardin intérieur avec des plantes et des arbres tropicaux. La terrasse de leur unité, comme celle des autres copropriétaires, s'ouvre sur cet atrium.

What goes around comes around

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The tenant requests termination of the lease. By amendment he claims a sum of $1,500 for overpayment, material damage of $12,618.47, moral damage of $12,000, and a decrease in rent of $3,500 for the period from 31 March 2012 to 12 January 2013, the date of his departure from the housing. On July 31, 2013, the landlord is claiming an amount of $6,784.25 in damages with interest.

Owners, to your statements!

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Owners, to your statements!

A few years ago, the abolition of statement # 4 was announced required for the refund of property taxes, replaced by the arrival of the solidarity tax credit in force since July 2011 which no longer required the administrative task from the owner to produce it.

The 2015-2016 provincial government’s budget brings yet another change at this level. In order to facilitate the application of the tax credit for solidarity, a thorough reform of the request for the credit is provided, which will apply for payments from July 2016 onwards.

Incident with a garage door: the Court held that the syndicate of co-ownership is not at fault

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Incident with a garage door: the Court held that the syndicate of co-ownership is not at fault

In a recent judgement of the Court of Quebec, small claims divisionˡ, the Court was asked to decide whether a syndicate of co-ownership of the building was responsible for damage caused to the car of two of the co-owners in an incident with the garage door of the building.
The Court also had to decide whether the co-owners are responsible for damage caused to the garage door by the collision with their car.