Public articles

Residential rental law: Legislative amendments

The Act to limit lessors' right of eviction and to enhance the protection of senior lessees (PDF) (bill 65) came into force on June 6, 2024 and bans, for a three-year period, the lessor of a dwelling from evicting a lessee to subdivide the dwelling, substantially expand it or change its use.

May 14, 2024

Buying a co-ownership property: What about pets?

You are looking to buy a divided co-ownership unit to live in with your pet? Note that being a co-owner of a divided co-ownership unit means complying with the co-ownership by-laws, which may sometimes restrict certain uses or activities.

May 07, 2024

Remuneration payable by the buyer: Exclusive brokerage contract – Purchase

When entering into a brokerage contract to purchase, the client can negotiate the rate or percentage of remuneration to be paid to the broker. This remuneration, often referred to as a “commission,” is not regulated by the Real Estate Brokerage Act or the OACIQ, or by any other law, but rather is determined by free competition.

May 06, 2024

The legality of the security deposit in residential leasing

When a lease is signed between a lessor and a lessee, various terms and conditions can be negotiated between the parties. The legality of the security deposit, which represents a sum of money paid by the lessee to guarantee the lessor’s potential claims, has been the subject of debate in Québec courts for several years.

March 11, 2024
February 28, 2024

The OACIQ Inspection Committe needs you!

Are you interested in protecting the public in real estate brokerage? The Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) is looking for candidates to establish a pool of candidates who are qualified to serve on the OACIQ Inspection Committee.

December 20, 2023

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