TAL : Make an appointment with an information clerk -
TAL : Make an appointment with an information clerk

TAL : Make an appointment with an information clerk

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.

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By Communication service.

Source: Tribunal administratif du logement (TAL)

Word of the editor

  • Signing the lease is an important step -

    Signing the lease is an important step

    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.

Legal

  • Do you have a right of way? - It is preferable to use it, so as not to lose it -

    Do you have a right of way? - It is preferable to use it, so as not to lose it

    “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.

Legal

  • Subletting: Yes indeed, the landlord has his word to say  -

    Subletting: Yes indeed, the landlord has his word to say

    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.

Word of the editor

  • Unpaid rents -

    Unpaid rents

    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.

Legal

  • The repossession of a housing: an exception where each criterion is essential! -

    The repossession of a housing: an exception where each criterion is essential!

    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.

More news

Real-estate

Building permits, November 2017 -

Building permits, November 2017

Source: statistique Canada

The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities declined 7.7% to $7.7 billion in November, the first decrease in three months. Nationally, the value of permits for all building components declined, with the exception of single-family dwellings.

Canadian housing starts trend stable in December -

Canadian housing starts trend stable in December

Source: SCHL

The trend in housing starts was 226,777 units in December 2017, compared to 226,178 units in November 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This trend measure is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR) of housing starts.

“Despite the variation in activity across the country, the national trend in housing starts held steady at its highest level since 2008,” said Bob Dugan, CMHC’s chief economist. “Apartment starts in urban centres were up 6.2% in 2017 compared to 2016.”

Legal

TAL : Make an appointment with an information clerk -

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Source: Tribunal administratif du logement (TAL)

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.

Do you have a right of way? - It is preferable to use it, so as not to lose it -

Do you have a right of way? - It is preferable to use it, so as not to lose itArticle locked

“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.

Regulation

The repossession of a housing: you are entitled to it! -

The repossession of a housing: you are entitled to it!

Housing repossession is a fundamental right that rental property owners can exercise. But often this housing repossession is accompanied by binding and even unfair rules according to many rental property owners. Owners are entitled to the repossession of their house!

The repossession of a housing is one of the most restrictive processes for a homeowner; not everyone easily repossesses a house that he wants to take back!

Subletting in an HLM (Low Rent Housing)? -

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?