It is not entirely clear whether a clause in the tenancy agreement prohibiting smoking within the limits of the rental unit is valid and binding. Smoking is prohibited in all common areas of residential buildings with six or more residential buildings, whether the buildings are condominium or not. The rental rules do not apply to these rents: please note that there is also the low-rent rental method and the mode of renting a student`s accommodation by an educational institution. (Article 1945 Civil Code of Quebec) In the case of a dwelling described in section 1955 of the Quebec Civil Code, the tenant must evacuate the dwelling after the end of the lease if he rejects the proposed amendment. The Quebec Lease Law authorizes a rent increase each year. There is no cap on rent increases and landlords can try to impose a significant increase on a new tenant. The Tenant Rights Association, a tenant lobby group, reviews annual fees for landlords and provides for a percentage rent increase. The goal is to help tenants decide whether the increase they are asking for is appropriate. If you would like to know the forecast for the current year, please contact the Housing Authority (514-873-2245) before signing the lease. You have the right to know the amount of rent paid by the last tenant and, if it has been excessively increased, you can ask the landlord to justify the increase. This is one of the main reasons to read your lease in detail before signing it! Take it home if you need to and ask all the questions you need to clarify all the terms you`re not safe.
Perhaps you would like to be wary of any landlord who tries to get you signed or not to answer your concerns – if the owner behaves in this way before you even move in, imagine what it would be like if you had already moved in and repairs were needed, for example. In addition, the law requires the public sector to use the Housing Authority`s current rental methods for renting in low-rent housing under section 1984 of the Civil Code of Quebec and for the rental of a dwelling in an educational institution by a student enrolled in that institution.