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New obligation regarding the notice to a new lessee under article 1896 of the Civil Code of Québec

Part of category Lodging

Wednesday, 21 July, 2021

Montréal, July 21, 2021 – At the time of entering into a lease, if no rent was paid during the 12 months preceding the beginning of the lease, the lessor must now give a notice to the new lessee indicating the last rent paid and the date of the payment.

That new obligation stems from the amendment made to article 1896 of the Civil Code of Québec by section 148 of the Act mainly to regulate building inspections and divided co-ownership, to replace the name and improve the rules of operation of the Régie du logement and to amend the Act respecting the Société d’habitation du Québec and various legislative provisions concerning municipal affairs, which is set to come into force on July 21, 2021.

Until that amendment is integrated into section G of the mandatory lease forms, the Tribunal administratif du logement will make a model notice to a new lessee available for lessors, specifically to enable them to meet their new obligation. You may consult the model notice in the Forms and Notices section of the Tribunal’s website.