Régie du logement
After an application is made to the Régie du logement, a hearing is held and then the tribunal renders a decision. The Régie can either dismiss the application or allow it in whole or in part.
After reading the decision:
In the wake of a hearing, the Régie’s decision may thus be executed or else contested by either party. Contesting a decision If either party is dissatisfied with the decision and wishes to contest it, it may seek recourses before:
It is recommended to consult a lawyer, especially for recourses before superior courts.
Recourses before the Régie du logement
If either party wishes to contest the decision, it can ask the Régie to
Recourses before the Court of QuébecIf either party wishes to contest the decision rendered by the Régie, it can ask the Court of Québec to grant leave to appeal. Some decisions may not be appealed, namely decisions concerning:
When the decision rendered concerns fixing of the rent, modification of another condition of the lease or review of the rent, either party may apply to the Régie du logement for a review of the decision.
Recourses before the Superior Court Recourses may also be taken to contest a decision rendered by the Régie du logement or leave appeal of a decision of the Court of Québec. Executing a decision of the Régie du logementIf the defendant refuses to comply with the Régie du logement decision, the applicant can take steps to have the decision executed within the prescribed time.
Before taking such steps, however, the applicant must check to see if the decision is subject to an execution deadline. The Régie can order the provisional execution of the decision in whole or in part or order its execution by a deadline it determines.
If the decision does not stipulate a specific deadline for its execution, the deadline depends on the type of application and is determined as of the date on which the decision is signed.
If, after the deadline, the decision has not been contested and the defendant still refuses to comply with the Régie’s decision, the applicant can take steps to force the defendant to comply with the decision.
The most common methods of execution are:
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