Le Propriétaire http://leproprietaire.apq.org Le Propriétaire - Le journal par excellence en immobilier en Copyright 2022, Le Propriétaire Tue, 18 Jan 2022 05:21:40 -0500 60 Newscoop http://www.leproprietaire.org/themes/publication_3/theme_1/_img/logo.png Le Propriétaire http://leproprietaire.apq.org TAL : Make an appointment with an information clerk http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/january2022/legal/10915 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.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="http://www.leproprietaire.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="http://www.leproprietaire.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="http://www.leproprietaire.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="http://www.leproprietaire.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="http://www.leproprietaire.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="http://www.leproprietaire.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="http://www.leproprietaire.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 Renting without a lease http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/october2021/word-editor/10847 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002888.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Many landlords feel that they have an advantage in handing over the keys to the dwelling and verbally agreeing on the amount of the rent without giving a written lease to the tenant. Regularly the owners tell me that they proceeded in this way because they did not trust the tenant. By doing so, the owner mistakenly believes that he is protected. Many landlords believe that by not giving a lease they can simply decide to end the tenancy by telling tenants that they must leave the dwelling. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Renting without a lease&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Word of the editor Martin A Messier Mon, 01 Nov 2021 10:09:36 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/october2021/word-editor/10847 The Supreme Court has established that the home must be for every Canadian his ultimate refuge http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/september2021/legal/10834 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002903.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The landlord is seeking the termination of the lease and the eviction of the tenant on the grounds that the tenant disturbs the peaceful enjoyment of the premises. The tenant strongly contests the request however, on the grounds that it is rather she who is the victim of noise and harassment so that she would leave her dwelling. The parties are bound by a lease renewed until June 30, 2022. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-The Supreme Court has established that the home must be for every Canadian his ultimate refuge&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Robert Soucy Fri, 15 Oct 2021 05:00:01 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/september2021/legal/10834 a visit of the premises by the court is possible ! http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/september2021/legal/10832 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002591.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> It is article 68 of the Act respecting the Administrative Housing Tribunal that allows the administrative judge, also known as a “member” of the Tribunal, to physically travel to the premises of the dispute, to carry out a visit for the purpose of examining or assessing the facts relating to this dispute. But how can this article apply in practice? <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-a visit of the premises by the court is possible !&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Jean-Olivier Reed Fri, 08 Oct 2021 05:00:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/september2021/legal/10832 The roof leaks, and the insurance of the tenants asks for the reimbursement of the sums paid http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/september2021/word-editor/10830 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002852.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> In a decision rendered on May 28, 2021, the Administrative Housing Tribunal ordered the landlord to reimburse the tenants’ insurance company the sum of $975.03. In this case, the tenants suffered losses to some of their household items as a result of water damage that occurred through infiltration from the roof. The insurance company claimed from the landlord, by being subrogated to the rights of the tenants, the sum of $1867.20 that had been paid to the tenants to compensate them for the loss of two mattresses. This amount was reduced at the hearing by diminishing the value claimed to $933.60, considering that the age of the mattresses represented a depreciation factor of 50%. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-The roof leaks, and the insurance of the tenants asks for the reimbursement of the sums paid&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Word of the editor Martin A. Messier Fri, 01 Oct 2021 05:00:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/september2021/word-editor/10830 The repossession of a housing: you are entitled to it! http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/september2021/regulation/10816 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002888.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> 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! <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-The repossession of a housing: you are entitled to it!&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Regulation Communication service Thu, 30 Sep 2021 05:00:01 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/september2021/regulation/10816 TERMINATION OF LEASE HOW TO AVOID GETTING TRAPPED http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/august2021/legal/10794 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002894.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Article 1870 of the Civil Code of Quebec allows the tenant, at any time during the lease, to termination the lease. The assignment of a lease allows the tenant to free himself from all the obligations of the lease by "transferring" his lease to another tenant. To do so, he must send a written notice to the owner of his intention with the name and address of the candidate AND obtain the owner's consent to the assignment of lease. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-TERMINATION OF LEASE HOW TO AVOID GETTING TRAPPED&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Jean-Olivier Reed Fri, 17 Sep 2021 05:00:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/august2021/legal/10794 Partial payment of debts http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/august2021/legal/10792 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002684.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Generally speaking, when a person owes several sums of money to another, he or she has the right to decide which amount to pay first, unless another agreement is stipulated by contract. For example, if I owe a friend money on a loan and also another loan for the purchase of his car with the payments being made in installments, I have the right to decide to pay off a part of my loan with the $ 200 I handover today, with the aim of lowering the higher interest, if both debts are due. I should then clearly indicate this possibility. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Partial payment of debts&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Annie Lapointe Fri, 10 Sep 2021 09:48:31 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/august2021/legal/10792 Deposit claimed, lease signed, landlord liable for damages http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/august2021/word-editor/10790 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000001366.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> In a recent case heard by the Tribunal Administratif du logement (1) the TAL had to rule on the existence of a lease for the dwelling and on the issue of damages claimed by the tenant and the reimbursement of one month's rent deposit, which had been paid in the amount of $580, at the time the lease was signed. In this case, the tenant argued that a lease existed, even though the landlord had not given him a copy. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Deposit claimed, lease signed, landlord liable for damages&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Word of the editor Martin A. Messier Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:50:12 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/august2021/word-editor/10790 THE RULES RELATING TO A REQUEST TO DEMOLISH A BUILDING http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/july2021/legal/10777 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.org/images/thumbnails/1-Demolition-briques-rouges-a-terre-thumbnail.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> The tenant signed an indefinite lease on June 1, 2018 at a monthly rent of $900 for the rental of a single-family home. The landlords acquired the house on August 7, 2020. On November 20, 2020, the landlady goes to the tenant’s house to deliver him a demolition notice to rebuild a new single-family home on the model form proposed by the Administrative Housing Tribunal used when the landlord wants to subdivide, substantially expand or change the allocation of a dwelling. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-THE RULES RELATING TO A REQUEST TO DEMOLISH A BUILDING&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Robert Soucy Fri, 20 Aug 2021 05:00:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/july2021/legal/10777 What exactly represents serious damage http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/july2021/legal/10775 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002876.jpg" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Not all breaches of the lease justify the termination of the lease. What exactly represents serious damage? - Analysis in the context of a frequent delay in the payment of the rent. The basic section concerning serious damage for frequent delay is Section 1971 of the Civil Code of Québec. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-What exactly represents serious damage&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Jean-Olivier Reed Fri, 13 Aug 2021 05:00:02 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/july2021/legal/10775 In my rented apartment I sleep, I eat and ... I also operate a daycare! http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/july2021/legal/10773 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002882.png" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> We have seen an upsurge in working from the ‘home office’ during the pandemic. And so it also happens that tenants, or candidate tenants, request the possibility of operating a childcare environment in their rented dwelling. In the case of residential premises, we recommend that it be made clear in the lease, that it is understood from the outset that this activity will be practised, i.e. the dual use that will be made of the dwelling. This mixed use must however never allow that non-residential use accounts for more than one-third of the dwelling. We refer you to section “B” of the rental housing lease form for these registrations. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-In my rented apartment I sleep, I eat and ... I also operate a daycare!&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Legal Me Annie Lapointe Fri, 06 Aug 2021 05:00:01 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/july2021/legal/10773 Commercial lease: unpaid rent for a commercial lease, how to avoid a nightmare http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/july2021/word-editor/10769 <img src="http://www.leproprietaire.org/images/thumbnails/cms-thumb-000002879.png" border="0" align="left" hspace="5" /> Many landlords who have rented commercial premises have shown a lot of patience in recent months due to the pandemic. Several landlords have agreed to participate voluntarily in the various government programs and have agreed to give up a portion of their tenants’ rent for a certain period of time in order to receive a government subsidy. <br clear="all"> <img src="https://stats.gestionefficace.net:9914/piwik.php?idsite=17&rec=1&action_name=RSS-Commercial lease: unpaid rent for a commercial lease, how to avoid a nightmare&_rcn=RSS" style="border:0" alt="" /> Word of the editor Martin A Messier Tue, 03 Aug 2021 12:17:00 -0500 http://leproprietaire.apq.org/en/july2021/word-editor/10769