Tenants and Landlords: A Guide to Rental Housing

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When you are apartment hunting, what are your rights? How do you renew a lease? Can your landlord raise the rent? Have problems with a neighbour?

Our guide fills you in on the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants.

 

A Lease Is a Contract!

Thought you could leave during your lease by giving the landlord a notice? Think again! Understand what it means to have a lease alone or with co-tenants, and the rules on renewing, cancelling or changing a lease.

 

Hunting for Rental Housing: What You Should Know

Even if you only rent, your place is your personal cocoon. This is why the law creates rules for landlords and tenants when it comes to who can visit and when.  You might want to learn the rules before you sign a lease. These articles give an overview.

 

Home Sweet Home

Is your unit clean and in good shape? Does the rent fit your budget? Do you get along with your roommates and the landlord? Super! What else should you consider?

 

Leaving

Are you allowed to leave in the middle of your lease? Can a landlord force you out? Here are some answers.

 

Settling Disagreements

If you have a dispute with your landlord, you can turn to the Régie du logement (rental board). These articles explain how this special court works.