Repossession of a Dwelling
Régie du logement
Tenants of dwellings.
After receiving a notice of repossession from the landlord, the tenant must reply in writing within the prescribed time. The tenant can agree or refuse to vacate the dwelling. The Régie du logement strongly recommends using the Reply to a Notice of Repossession form it has drawn up for this purpose, as it meets the statutory requirements. Recourse available to tenants In the case of a repossession in bad faith, a tenant can apply for damages or punitive damages before the Régie du logement. The parties must then prepare for a hearing. Proof of delivery The Régie recommends that notices between lessors and lessees be provided in one of the following ways:
In the event of a hearing, proof that a notice has been sent and received may be required.
The tenant has one month after receiving the notice of repossession to reply to the landlord. If the tenant does not reply, he or she is deemed to have refused to vacate the dwelling.
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