Claims - Change requests
Rent freeze in 2023: This request does not take into account the reality of the housing stock in Québec and the systems in place
Will the Government freeze grocery rates, the price of gasoline or even government spending, so that everyone, rental housing owners or tenants, can pay for their essential goods?
It is time for the organizations to ask for other concrete solutions
Rather, the real question is: Why ask for a lease register when our neighbouring Province has abandoned its own? Because Ontario had a lease registry in place and the expenses were enormous: The cost of setting it up was estimated at $35 million.
The new municipal assessment roll announces a 32.4% increase on the Island of Montreal
The Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) wishes to react to the 32.4% increase in Montreal’s assessment roll for the years 2023-2024-2025. Although the Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) expected a significant increase, the APQ must unfortunately add rather bad financial news to this announcement, because: No, it is not just the rental housing owners who will bear this increase!
The recommendations of the Commission on Economic and Urban Development and Housing are measures that will discourage the private rental stock
The Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ), which has opposed this certification since its announcement, is disappointed with the recommendations issued that go even further than the initial draft regulation.
Theft, or non-payment of rent: Some unfortunate situations on July 1, and Pictures of Housings
The Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) draws up a portrait of the situation during moving day.
We often talk about dirty housing, theft, unpaid rents, low vacancy rates, but as D-Day approaches on July 1, what exactly is the current situation?
Animals and housing – No, the owner is not protected by the law
Montreal, June 27, 2022 --- As July 1 approaches, various organizations, such as the SPA (i.e., la Société Protectrice des Animaux de Québec), are campaigning for the prohibition of the clause allowing rental building owners to prohibit animals in a dwelling. These organizations argue that the law already protects landlords since they can open a file at the Administrative Housing Tribunal (TAL) for damages.
How to solve various problems between tenants and rental housing owners? With a security deposit!
The Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) has been calling for several years for the implementation of a security deposit.
As July 1 approaches quickly now, we see more and more rental dwellings left behind dirty or even unsanitary, by their former occupant.
Why then is a security deposit required?
Moving day on July 1: Occupants without rights, the APQ recommends that rental housing owners get involved in the moving process
With about 200,000 moves each year, the Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) would like to give some advice to rental housing owners, because the waltz of the July 1 moves brings its share of unforeseen events, and some could be avoided.
- Before D-Day: Rental housing owners - It is recommended that you get involved in planning with your tenants
- D-Day: Good communication is always to be favoured
- The tenant has left things behind and the dwelling is...
Housing Bill 37: New restrictions on the right to property and insertion of a rental property owner in the management of the building
The Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) can only oppose the new provisions that Bill 37, An Act to amend various legislative provisions mainly in relation to housing, will impose and which will also further reduce the rights of rental housing owners in Quebec.
Clause F: from 5 to 3 years
The framework of clause F to set the rent for the first five years of a new building is already well regulated. It is in no way necessary to shorten this period and thus further reduce the rights of housing owners at a time when Quebec must stimulate investment in real estate.
First of all, the Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) would like to remind you that this clause is important in a rental market context where the price of rent is controlled and where, moreover, the maintenance of the price of rent is associated with the dwelling and not with the tenant.
Housing repossession: Tenants already have all the necessary protections!
The Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) once again opposes Bill 993, An Act to amend the Civil Code in order to ensure greater protection for senior tenants against repossession of housing or evictions, filed today by Québec Solidaire.
The repossession of a housing is for a landlord one of the most restrictive processes in Quebec. Moreover, seniors have already been taken into account when Bill 492 came into force on June 10, 2016.
Rental property owners are asking the Government to redress injustices!
The Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) is calling on the Government to redress the injustices that persist against rental housing owners in Quebec.
“Rental housing owners have not secured any legislative changes to help them manage their tenants or reduce their financial losses. We can start by talking about the security deposit that is still not authorized and yet would have allowed several owners not to find ransacked or unhealthy housing!” says Martin Messier, President of the APQ.
The tenants’ associations are calling for a lease register to limit rent increases and thus control the rental market, but the opposite phenomenon would occur with a lease register. The Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) believes that such a register is completely inadequate and would not resolve the situation stated.
Petition to enforce the acceptance of animals into a rental housing: One should seriously investigate this cause instead of enforcing it without thinking about the consequences
The Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) notes that once again the filing of a petition concerning the clause prohibiting animals in rental dwellings misses its target and overall vision of the situation.
This new petition, which comes up regularly in the demands of tenants, wants to “Prohibit clauses prohibiting pets in a rental housing”.*
In fact, it would be unfair and inappropriate for such a decision, which has significant financial consequences for rental housing owners, to be imposed on them without the possibility of demanding a security deposit.
The owner has an obligation to maintain his building and dwellings in good condition and he must guarantee the peaceful enjoyment of the premises.
Rent increase: Building owners have the right to increase their rent!
The Association des Propriétaires du Québec (APQ) would like to remind you that in Quebec rental housing owners have the right to increase the amount of their rents each year.
The owners have indeed the right to increase the rent!
“We must stop confounding a tenant’s ability to pay his rent with the amount of the rent paid. Rental housing owners also have building-related expenses to assume, mortgages and taxes to pay, insurance and unpaid rents in some cases. We always talk about the financial capacity of the tenants, but not about the indebtedness of the landlords, the stress of meeting regulatory and government obligations!” says Martin Messier, President of the APQ.
Contrary to certain opinions, landlords are not bad people who all seek to abuse their tenants! They care about the quality of their building and their tenants. But to maintain such quality standards, they must also have the necessary income.
The APQ disagrees with the City of Montréal’s certification and lease register project
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