Quebec Landlords Association

Quebec Landlords Association

June 19, 2013 10:16 ET

The APQ Advises the Tenants: Strike or Not, You Have To Leave Your Dwelling at the End of the Lease

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 19, 2013) - The Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) wishes to advise the tenants on the eve of moving day, on July 1, that they should leave their dwelling at the end date of the lease.

Indeed, even if their condominium or house is not delivered on time due to the strike, the housing must be free to date.

The APQ warns the owners to sign an agreement extending the lease with tenants who will be in this situation.

"An owner who extends a lease ends up with a new lease in force, which may be extended at the sole discretion of the lessee," says Martin Messier, President of the APQ.

"The current laws are such that even if a lease for a period of one month is signed, or if there is a verbal agreement of indefinite duration, they do not end automatically. Tenants can claim the right to be kept on the premises, so think twice if you are the owner," says the APQ.

Founded in 1984, the Association of Quebec Landlords (APQ) is the most important association providing services to owners of rental housing while being present in all regions of Quebec.

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