New place of hearing

The Régie du logement is improving its services to the public by making new rooms available for holding hearings in Montréal as of Monday, January 27.

NEW ADDRESS

35, rue de Port-Royal Est

2nd floor

Montréal

Hearings will continue to be held at the Olympic Village and in downtown Montréal.

When you are summoned to a hearing, it is important that you verify the address on your notice.

IMPORTANT: The new address is used only for holding hearings and no information service will be provided to the public on the premises.

Summaries of decisions

The Régie makes summaries of decisions on various topics available to you.

That tool could be useful to prepare your application or as part of a conciliation session. For example, it could help you estimate the amount of damages to which you are entitled or the nature of the orders likely to be issued by the tribunal.

Other topics

If need be, you can consult other decisions with regard to dwelling leases by using the search engine (in French only) available free of charge on the SOQUIJ website.

For best results, simply select a tribunal (e.g. Régie du logement), and enter French key words such as “bruit” (noise), “moisissure” (mould), “zoothérapie” (animal therapy), “résiliation” (resiliation), “expulsion” (eviction), etc.

Your Application Online

After the filing of an application at the Régie du logement, you have the possibility to follow-up the file on-line.

Follow-up of a file at the Régie du logement (in French only)

Filing an Application

Lessees and lessors who wish to exercise a recourse at the Régie du logement must use the application forms provided for that purpose.

The legal proceeding (recourse) is subject to certain formalities that must be complied with by all parties before they are summoned to a hearing.

This section deals with several subjects of interest for Filing an Application to the Tribunal.

Notices

Whether you are a lessor or a lessee, the Régie du logement proposes some models of notices, which, depending on the situation, must be sent to the other party in order to comply with the obligations provided for by laws and regulations.

Certain forms are also suggested where you need to contact the Régie.

Consult this section to find all the models available.

You wish to complete a notice?

See all available notices

Frequent questions

  • My joint tenant left the premises. May I remain in the dwelling by paying only my share of the rent?

    Lease

    The landlord has the right to receive the total amount of the rent. If he receives only a part of it, he can ask for the cancellation of the lease.

    For more information, see the section:

    Joint Tenancy

  • I cannot be present at the hearing so what must I do?

    Hearing

    I must obtain a postponement of the hearing to a later date and for that I must obtain the written consent of the other party and file it at the Régie.

    If I cannot obtain that consent, I can send a mandatary who will ask for the postponement or I can write to the Régie du logement and ask for the postponement of the case. The reasons for the asked postponement must be indicated. It would be well advised to remit a copy of that letter to the other party.

    Except in the case where I have the consent of the other party, the commissioner must decide if he accepts or rejects the asked postponement.

    For more information, see the section:

    Preparing for a Hearing

  • What is the rate increase determined by the Régie du logement this year?

    Increase

    There is no fixed rate increase applied by the Régie du logement. Each case is treated specifically. The Régie takes into account, in calculating the rent variation, the income of the building and the municipal and school taxes, the insurance bills, the energy costs, maintenance and service costs. Also, it sees to apply a return on capital expenditures, if there were such expenditures, and indexes the net income of the building.

    In order to calculate precisely the rent variation for a dwelling, see the section:

    Calculation for the Fixing of Rent

  • If a tenant refuses the rent increase asked by the landlord, can he force the tenant to move?

    Increase

    No. If the tenant refuses the rent increase, the landlord will have to go at the Régie du logement to file an Application to modify the lease. It is a different case if the building was built or transformed for a period of less than five years.

    For more information, see the section:

    Renewal of the Lease and Fixing of Rent

January 22 2020

Calculation of the 2020 rent increase

Part of category Lodging

Montréal, January 22, 2020 – The Régie du logement has established the applicable percentages.

See full article Calculation of the 2020 rent increase
January 08 2020

Fixing of rents 2020

Part of category Lodging

This Wednesday, January 22, 2020, will be established the applicable percentages for calculating the 2020 rent increases, in accordance with the

See full article Fixing of rents 2020
December 19 2019

Business hours during the Festive Season

Part of category Accessibility

The Régie du logement wishes to remind the public that customer service hours will be different during the Festive Season.

See full article Business hours during the Festive Season