Even if the Rental Board is an administrative court, one should not minimize its importance and the consequences of a judgement against you. You should know that the Rental Board has the authority to render judgements up to a maximum amount of $70,000.00.
Some tenants will have less tolerance than others for certain disadvantages experienced in your housing. Although one should never take the tenants’ complaints lightly, they do not all give right to a rent reduction.
A recent decision (1) confirmed that having a particular sensitivity to noise or certain smells was a subjective factor on which the Rental Board cannot rely to retain the responsibility of the landlord.
The landlady requests the rental adjustment and modification of another condition of the lease. The landlady asks the Régie du logement to decide on the following change: the electricity costs of the housing, including those for heating, are to be the responsibility of the tenant.
The information form necessary for the setting of the rent as well as any supporting documents and invoices in support of this information has been filed in the record. The parties are bound by a lease from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, at a monthly rent of $536.00. After calculation, the adjustment of rent allowed under the Regulations on the setting-of-the-rent criteria is $7.34 per month.
We often focus on the risks in the event of death without a will, of a spouse who is not married or living in civil union. Remember, common law spouses, regardless of the duration of their union, or even if you have children together, are not successors (potential heirs) under the law. So, in case of death without a will, a common law spouse does not inherit from his/her deceased partner.
Pour plusieurs, nous sommes dans la période de reconduction des baux. Malheureusement, les propriétaires n’ont généralement pas la possibilité d’envoyer un avis de non-reconduction du bail. En effet, sauf exception, les propriétaires doivent nécessairement passer par la résiliation du bail au moyen d’un recours à la Régie du logement.