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Part of category Fixation de loyer

Friday, 14 May, 2021

Rent increases

Montréal, May 14, 2021 Except in the case of a dwelling referred to in article 1955 of the Civil Code of Québec, a lessee is not obligated to pay a rent increase until the Tribunal has made a decision.

The Tribunal wishes to point out that, if a lessee notifies the lessor that they object to a rent increase, the latter is required to file an application to modify the lease with the Tribunal. The increase is not payable until the Tribunal has rendered a decision on the matter.

If the lessor does not file such an application, the leased is renewed for the same amount of rent.

For more information on the right to maintain occupancy and changing a condition of the lease, consult the section entitled Renewal of the lease and fixing of rent.