Le Propriétaire http://leproprietaire.apq.org Le Propriétaire - Le journal par excellence en immobilier en Copyright 2022, Le Propriétaire Tue, 24 May 2022 21:43:25 -0500 60 Newscoop https://leproprietaire.apq.org/themes/publication_3/theme_1/_img/logo.png Le Propriétaire http://leproprietaire.apq.org LEASE ASSIGNMENT Reasons of income-based refusal - Updated with recent jurisprudence http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/april2022/legal/11034 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003029.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> When a landlord receives a notice of lease assignment from their tenant, their basic right is to conduct a financial and behavioral investigation of the applicant in order to make an informed decision to accept or refuse the applicant.Over the years, the Administrative Housing Tribunal has clarified and established the valid reasons for accepting or refusing candidates.The grounds for refusal must be serious.More recently, the Court explains to us that, without requiring a specific document, the owner has the right to ask the candidate for recent proof of his income and that he has the financial capacity to assume the various obligations (rent and electricity, internet, insurance for instance) related to the lease. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-LEASE ASSIGNMENT Reasons of income-based refusal - Updated with recent jurisprudence&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Jean-Olivier Reed Fri, 06 May 2022 05:00:01 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/april2022/legal/11034 Endorsement of an open-ended lease: Can the surety be terminated? http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/april2022/legal/11032 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003032.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The landlady appealed to the Court of Québec against a decision of the Régie du logement refusing to hold the surety liable for the tenant’s obligations. The landlady has a lease in effect from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018. On March 24, 2018 the surety signed a document entitled: Lease endorsement. This signed endorsement provides:“I, the undersigned... hereby agree to endorse the lease signed between the tenant and the landlady in favour of the landlady, for as long as the tenant designated above remains in this unit.I hereby become jointly and severally liable with the tenant for the performance of the obligations of the said lease for the duration of the lease and for future renewals.” <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Endorsement of an open-ended lease: Can the surety be terminated?&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Robert Soucy Fri, 29 Apr 2022 05:00:01 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/april2022/legal/11032 Assignment of lease or how to circumvent the law? http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/april2022/legal/11028 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003029.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> A recent article highlighted the assignment of leases.It encouraged tenants to assign their lease rather than give notice of their wish not to renew the lease. Therefore the tenants can choose their successor themselves.The Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) can only disagree with this initiative.The choice of the future tenant is a right that belongs to the rental property owner. In addition to the aspect of meeting the future tenant, the landlord must ensure the peaceful enjoyment of the premises and be sure that the tenant will meet his financial obligations. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Assignment of lease or how to circumvent the law?&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Service des communications Wed, 27 Apr 2022 10:19:38 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/april2022/legal/11028 Repossession of housing : The personal considerations of the tenant http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/march2022/legal/10993 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003011.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The tenant refers mainly to her great disappointment at the idea of leaving her present dwelling to which she is very attached after many years of occupation of the housing. She is also afraid that she will not be able to relocate at a reasonable price because she claims that the housing that would suit her best is often overpriced for her means. She argues that the landlady could house her mother on the ground floor, in her own home. This housing of 5 and a half rooms would be more than spacious enough to accommodate three people, while the son of the landlady could eventually even settle in the basement. Also, given the advanced age of the landlady’s mother and the many steps to access her upstairs dwelling, the tenant questions the mother’s physical ability to truly settle in the dwelling concerned. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Repossession of housing : The personal considerations of the tenant&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Robert Soucy Fri, 08 Apr 2022 05:00:01 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/march2022/legal/10993 Decision on cannabis from the Supreme Court of Canada – Its Impact on the rental housing owner http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/march2022/word-editor/10989 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002831.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> On March 10, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada decided to hear the appeal in Janick Murray-Hall v. Attorney General of Québec(1), concerning a decision on the possibility of growing cannabis at home and the legality of the Cannabis Regulation Act(2).By agreeing to hear this case, the country’s highest court could rule that the current provisions prohibiting the cultivation of cannabis at home must be struck down.If this is the case, it would mean that tenants could grow cannabis at home. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Decision on cannabis from the Supreme Court of Canada – Its Impact on the rental housing owner&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Word of the editor Martin A. Messier Mon, 04 Apr 2022 05:00:01 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/march2022/word-editor/10989 Cryptocurrency farming in a rental housing: Overconsumption of electricity, high electricity bill and fire risk http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/march2022/legal/10991 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000003008.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Do not hesitate to visit your rental dwellings!In a January 2020 decision, the tenant made a claim for damages and a ruling since he had the electricity disconnected due to an overload of the electrical system. He demanded to be reconnected. The landlord had applied for non-payment of rent and termination of the lease. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Cryptocurrency farming in a rental housing: Overconsumption of electricity, high electricity bill and fire risk&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Jean-Olivier Reed Fri, 25 Mar 2022 05:00:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/march2022/legal/10991 Bill tabled to limit the right to amend a lease for a new housing http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/march2022/regulation/10988 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002774.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) is against this bill, which once again wants to limit the rights of rental housing owners.Remember that clause F of the mandatory lease form, which is discussed here, is an important clause for any owner of new housing.If checked, this clause provides that the owner can modify, in the first 5 years of existence of the building, the price of the rents without the tenant being able to refuse the increases transmitted. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Bill tabled to limit the right to amend a lease for a new housing&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Regulation Communication service Thu, 24 Mar 2022 09:08:06 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/march2022/regulation/10988 Modifying leases to reflect the new reality of electric cars and avoid unpleasant surprises http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/february2022/legal/10960 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002957.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> In a decision of January 10, 2022, a landlord asked his tenant to modify the lease, that included heating, to add in the lease that the consumption of an electric vehicle is not included.The tenant did not contest this request for modification of the lease but he wondered about the relevance of this clause since he did not have an electric vehicle. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Modifying leases to reflect the new reality of electric cars and avoid unpleasant surprises&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Jean-Olivier Reed Fri, 11 Mar 2022 06:00:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/february2022/legal/10960 Choosing your tenant: how do you do it? http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/february2022/legal/10958 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002954.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> During the period of renewal of leases there will inevitably be some moving around of tenants in some buildings and new leases to be signed. However, to what extent can we refuse a candidate for rental housing?We suggest in any case to carry out a pre-rental evaluation, thus avoiding to rely solely on the appearance of a person, which can be misleading. It is a right that has been granted to rental housing owners, but that must be exercised within the limits provided for by law. For this assessment, the owner must collect only the information necessary for the purpose of his file, from the person concerned. This information, both collected from the tenant applicant and the assessment results, is confidential in accordance with the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Choosing your tenant: how do you do it?&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Annie Lapointe Fri, 04 Mar 2022 06:00:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/february2022/legal/10958 Death threats http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/february2022/word-editor/10971 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002726.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> We are facing an unprecedented wave of death threats related to tensions between the occupants of rental housing buildings.The tensions of the recent months following the impact of the pandemic have exacerbated conflicts in the rental housing buildings. In addition to this, accumulation of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on personal and professional lives, remote working, remote schooling and many other factors have made our dwellings the main place to live full-time in for many. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Death threats&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Word of the editor Martin A Messier Tue, 01 Mar 2022 06:00:01 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/february2022/word-editor/10971 The offer to deliver an uncertified cheque, made at the hearing, does not constitute a discharge payment http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/february2022/legal/10956 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cheque-thumbnail.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The Court is seized for a request filed on August 2, 2021 for a rent reduction of 20% per month and to order the landlady to fulfill her obligation to provide the tenant with the rent payment receipts. The parties are bound by a lease from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 at a rent of $585.00. Also, there is a claim for damages for troubles and inconveniences.The reasons for the request1. Negligence in de-ratization. 2. Loss of concierge service. 3. Loss of Use (enjoyment) of the premises caused by the presence of rats and the loss of the concierge service. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-The offer to deliver an uncertified cheque, made at the hearing, does not constitute a discharge payment&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Robert Soucy Fri, 25 Feb 2022 03:15:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/february2022/legal/10956 Rent-setting for 2022 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/january2022/word-editor/10942 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002948.png" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> +1.28% according to the Administrative Housing Tribunal (TAL) for an unheated rental dwelling with an inflation rate at 3.4%. For the year 2022, the Administrative Housing Tribunal (TAL) has issued a press release reporting the estimated average increases for the different types of housing. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Rent-setting for 2022&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Word of the editor Martin A. Messier Thu, 27 Jan 2022 06:00:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/january2022/word-editor/10942 TAL : Make an appointment with an information clerk http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/january2022/legal/10915 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002942.png" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> En raison de l’évolution de la situation relative à la pandémie de COVID-19, le Tribunal administratif du logement suspend la prestation de services de renseignements en personne dans ses bureaux. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-TAL : Make an appointment with an information clerk&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Communication service Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:11:34 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/january2022/legal/10915 Signing the lease is an important step http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/december2021/word-editor/10895 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000001420.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The importance of signing the lease should not be neglected. Too often mistakes are made during the drafting of the lease which poses significant problems for the future. Today we are going to talk about three of these issues that we regularly have the opportunity to see in our interactions with rental property owners. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Signing the lease is an important step&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Word of the editor Martin A Messier Tue, 21 Dec 2021 03:10:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/december2021/word-editor/10895 Do you have a right of way? - It is preferable to use it, so as not to lose it http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/november2021/legal/10875 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002669.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> “A servitude is a charge imposed on a building, the servient land, in favour of another building, the dominant land, and which belongs to a different owner. This charge obliges the owner of the servient land to bear, on the part of the owner of the dominant land, certain acts of use or to refrain from exercising certain rights inherent in the property. ... (1).” This can be a servitude of view, passage, or non-construction, for instance. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Do you have a right of way? - It is preferable to use it, so as not to lose it&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Annie Lapointe Fri, 10 Dec 2021 03:55:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/november2021/legal/10875 Subletting: Yes indeed, the landlord has his word to say http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/november2021/legal/10877 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002801.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Dans le cadre d’une sous-location, les motifs de refus qui sont sérieux et valables sont encore plus restreints que dans le cadre d’une cession de bail. En effet, dans le cadre d’une sous-location, le locataire principal demeure responsable de vous payer et des agissements des sous-locataires et des dommages au logement. Ainsi, les motifs sérieux pour refuser un sous-locataire sont très très limités. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Subletting: Yes indeed, the landlord has his word to say &_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Jean-Olivier Reed Mon, 06 Dec 2021 06:00:01 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/november2021/legal/10877 Unpaid rents http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/november2021/word-editor/10873 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002678.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Jonathan Tremblay’s article in the Journal de Montréal clearly demonstrates the dangers that our current rental system represents for rental property owners. In its investigation, the Journal de Montréal was able to highlight this particular tenant who accumulated months of unpaid rent, from one landlord to another. The article discusses what rental housing owners can go through in Québec. The winning combination for fraudsters lies in a mixture of delays, restrictions on applying for a security deposit, the impossibility of seizing most government benefits such as social assistance and the complexity of recovering the sums of money that are due to the owners because of significant costs for the bailiff and the Court stamp. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Unpaid rents&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Word of the editor Martin A. Messier Tue, 30 Nov 2021 13:47:54 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/november2021/word-editor/10873 The repossession of a housing: an exception where each criterion is essential! http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/october2021/legal/10857 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002906.png" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Whether it is a project of a couple, with friends or family, it happens for all kinds of reasons that one decides to buy a home with others. However, this way of owning a dwelling may not be adapted according to the project concerned. It happens indeed that a coveted building also has an interest, in addition to the investment, to make it one’s home. Every year unfortunately, some people are unable to repossess the desired dwelling, without fully understanding the reason. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-The repossession of a housing: an exception where each criterion is essential!&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Annie Lapointe Fri, 19 Nov 2021 03:35:01 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/october2021/legal/10857 Interpretation of section 1959.1 on the renter’s income http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/october2021/legal/10855 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002909.png" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Contradictory jurisprudential trend to be followed at the Administrative Housing Tribunal. Since the coming into force of section 1959.1 of the Civil Code of Québec in 2017, which restricts by 3 cumulative conditions, the repossession of a housing, some decisions have been rendered by the Administrative Housing Tribunal, particularly as to the maximum income to be considered. First, the 3 conditions of this section are cumulative, so if one of them is not respected by the tenant, the exception no longer applies which allows the owner to repossess the housing. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Interpretation of section 1959.1 on the renter’s income &_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Jean-Olivier Reed Fri, 12 Nov 2021 03:35:01 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/october2021/legal/10855 The story of a hedge: headaches for the neighbours http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/september2021/legal/10853 <img src="https://leproprietaire.apq.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002669.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> When autumn arrives, preparation for winter is going on, on most properties: pool closure, leaf raking, installation of shrub protections, gutter cleaning, etc. Some take advantage of this time for the cutting of their hedge. Such maintenance can raise questions however, especially when hedge or fence structures are near the line separating two neighbouring lots. This is all the more complicated when it comes to long-standing plantations made by previous owners. Who should maintain this hedge? <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-The story of a hedge: headaches for the neighbours&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Annie Lapointe Fri, 05 Nov 2021 05:00:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/september2021/legal/10853