Topic: Regulation

Subletting in an HLM (Low Rent Housing)?

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Subletting in an HLM (Low Rent Housing)?

In Paris, France, a tenant was punctually subletting part of her housing with Airbnb while the regulations forbade it.

Madame challenged her eviction explaining that if she subleased her housing on Airbnb, it was because of financial difficulties related to the amount of her income (« 2250 euros per month »), while the Régie Immobilière (Real-Estate Board) of the City of Paris replied that she has « a salary of 2289 euros, alimony, and a family-support allowance, in respect of a rental rate representing less than a third of her income, i.e. a disposable income of 1,000 euros ».

But if a tenant who benefits from social housing wants to sublet this dwelling, does he have the right to do so?

Remember to file your RL-31 slips by February 28

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Remember to file your RL-31 slips by February 28

If you own a residential complex, you have until February 28 to give your tenants and subtenants their RL-31 slips and file the slips with us. To prepare the slips quickly and easily, use the Prepare and View the RL-31 Slip online service

The APQ in parliamentary committee for Bill n°492: An Act to amend the Civil Code to protect seniors’ rights as lessees

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The APQ in parliamentary committee for Bill n°492: An Act to amend the Civil Code to protect seniors’ rights as lessees

The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) will be heard in September on the Bill tabled by Mrs Françoise David in the spring to restrict repossession which is a fundamental right of any owner of rental housing.

In reading the draft law the APQ understands that one wishes to drastically restrict the right of owners, the conditions of repossession and evictions.

The APQ made itself heard in parliamentary committee on Bill 44, An Act to bolster tobacco control

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According to Statistics Canada data, smoking is experiencing a slight decrease in Canada and Quebec since 2012. Thus, 19.6% of Quebecers aged 12 and older were smokers in 2014, while the rate is 18.1% for all of Canada.

The APQ is interested in the extent of the restrictions on the electronic cigarette by which the draft Act aims to assimilate its use to smoking. Because of its harmful effects and situations where batteries have exploded causing injuries the APQ agrees with the fact that the electronic cigarette should be subject to the same prohibitions as tobacco.

A new lease form has been adopted

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A new lease form has been adopted

Le projet de règlement modifiant le Règlement sur les formulaires de bail obligatoires et sur les mentions de l’avis au nouveau locataire entre en vigueur aujourd'hui, 24 février 2015. Plusieurs recommandations que l'Association des propriétaires du Québec (APQ) avait faites ont été incluses dans ce bail, bien que nous poursuivons notre démarche auprès du gouvernement.