15 septembre 2021Cecilia Marangon
S.O.S. Hearing at the TAL
Whether you received a convocation for a hearing filed by your landlord or you opened a case against your landlord you should prepare yourself for the hearing.  … How do I prepare for a hearing?  … Collect all your documents! You will have to show:  … • Proof of notification for the application and any amendments  … • The lease and any subsequent notices of modifications to it  … • The mandate, if you mandate someone else  … Depending on the type of hearing you may need other documents:  … • Notices required by law   … • The formal demand letters  … • Correspondence  … • The new lessee’s lease (for example, after the former lessee abandoned the premises)  … • The former lessee’s lease, for an application filed by a new lessee for rent to be fixed  … • Proof of advertising (newspaper…
MontréalÉtudiants
26 août 2021Cecilia Marangon
A basic guide to the TAL
The Tribunal Administratif du Logement (TAL) is an administrative tribunal and the provincial authority about housing law.  … The TAL responsibilities include:  … • informing landlords and tenants of their rights and obligations and explaining anything in a lease or in the Act respecting the Administrative Housing Tribunal.  … • providing standard forms for signing a lease, for ending a lease and for subletting  … • doing studies and compiling statistics on the housing situation in Quebec  … • hearing cases involving tenants and landlords and making written decisions in these cases  … • publishing a collection of decisions made by the TAL  … • helping landlords and tenants reach agreements  … On the TAL website, you can find and download for free several notice forms such as:  … • Notices…
MontréalÉtudiants
20 août 2021Cecilia Marangon
Concordia and YWCA partnership
Concordia University recently announced its partnership with the YWCA to provide incoming students with more residence options! The building features 54 rooms available for Concordia students, and it’s located downtown, really close to Sir George Williams Campus. The YWCA residence also offers a kitchenette with a microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and kettle, and laundry facilities. The meal plan is mandatory. Visit the official link for more information: https://www.concordia.ca/students/housing/residences/YWCA-residence.html
MontréalÉtudiants
16 août 2021Cecilia Marangon
New rent control measure
On July 21st, the Tribunal Administratif du Logement (TAL) released a new regulation about section G of the Official Quebec lease. Landlords are now required to give notice to the new tenants entering a lease of the lowest rent paid, even if the apartment was not leased in the previous 12 months. Until now, landlords were required to fill section G of the Quebec lease writing the lowest rent paid for the unit in the previous 12 months, and if the unit was empty landlords were not required to indicate the lowest rent paid by the last tenant. This new obligation requires landlords to inform the new tenant they’re signing a lease with the last rent paid and the date of payment. The TAL announces that the Official Quebec lease will be modified to integrate this new notice under section…
Style de vieMontréalÉtudiants
6 juillet 2021Cecilia Marangon
How to choose a good roommate
Sharing an apartment with one or more roommates is a good option to cut down the costs, but it’s important to have good roommates that fit with you to have the best experience possible and avoiding conflicts.  … How do you choose a roommate?  … Be honest about yourself and your expectations and ask your roommates to do the same with you, ask as many questions as needed before choosing a roommate.  … Whether it’s an old-time friend or someone you found on our classifieds or another website, you should make sure that this person can regularly pay their share of rent and common expenses.  … You should also make sure that your personalities match: if you’re a super social person who loves party you may want to search for roommates with a similar lifestyle and schedule.  … Don’t…
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15 septembre 2021Cecilia Marangon
S.O.S. Hearing at the TAL

Whether you received a convocation for a hearing filed by your landlord or you opened a case against your landlord you should prepare yourself for the hearing. 

How do I prepare for a hearing? 

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MontréalÉtudiants
26 août 2021Cecilia Marangon
A basic guide to the TAL

The Tribunal Administratif du Logement (TAL) is an administrative tribunal and the provincial authority about housing law. 

The TAL responsibilities include: 

  • informing landlords and tenants of

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MontréalÉtudiants
20 août 2021Cecilia Marangon
Concordia and YWCA partnership

Concordia University recently announced its partnership with the YWCA to provide incoming students with more residence options!
The building features 54 rooms available for Concordia students, and it’s located downtown, really close to

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MontréalÉtudiants
16 août 2021Cecilia Marangon
New rent control measure

On July 21st, the Tribunal Administratif du Logement (TAL) released a new regulation about section G of the Official Quebec lease.
Landlords are now required to give notice to the new tenants entering a lease of the lowest rent paid, even if

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Style de vieMontréalÉtudiants
6 juillet 2021Cecilia Marangon
How to choose a good roommate

Sharing an apartment with one or more roommates is a good option to cut down the costs, but it’s important to have good roommates that fit with you to have the best experience possible and avoiding conflicts. 

How do you choose a roomma

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