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Please note that this is not a review of the case law and that other decisions may be rendered subsequently or may be different and change the state of the law. This is also the case if the facts are not the same as those presented in the case mentioned.
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.
Canadian housing starts trend lower in May
The trend in housing starts was 254,727 units in May, down from 257,833 units in April, 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.
Canadian home sales slow again in May
National home sales fell by 8.6% on a month-over-month basis in May.
Actual (not seasonally adjusted) monthly activity came in 21.7% below the May record set in 2021.
The number of newly listed properties was up 4.5% month-over-month.
The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) edged down 0.8% month-over-month but was still up 19.8% year-over-year.
The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average sale price posted a 3.4% year-over-year gain in May.
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?
Most common property insurance claims
Some types of claims are beyond our control. But did you know that some losses can be prevented? The Personal, the auto, home and business insurer, presents you some of the most common causes of home insurance claims, and some proven tips that can help prevent them.
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...
A tenant fails in his lawsuit for damages with interest for an alleged repossession of housing in bad faith
The tenant sues the landlord for damages with interest of $25,000 on the grounds that he was the victim of a repossession of a dwelling in bad faith. At the hearing the tenant stated that he was seeking moral damages of $3,000, $7,000 in material damages and $15,000 in punitive damages.
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