Being a Lessee

Rights and Obligations of the Lessee

Main obligations of the lessee during the lease:

  • To pay the agreed rent on the agreed date (art. 1855 of C.c.Q.)
    Take a look at section Paying the Rent
  • To use the dwelling with prudence and diligence (art. 1855 of C.c.Q.)
  • Not to change the form or destination of the dwelling (art. 1856 of C.c.Q.)
  • To maintain the dwelling in clean condition (art. 1911 of C.c.Q.)
  • To respect the laws pertaining to the safety and sanitation of the dwelling (art. 1912, alinéa 1 of C.c.Q.)
  • To make the lesser maintenance repairs in certain cases (art. 1864 of C.c.Q.)
    Take a look at section Urgent and Necessary Repairs
  • To allow urgent and necessary repairs (art. 1865 of C.c.Q.)
    Take a look at sections Urgent and Necessary Repairs and Major Work
  • To allow the lessor to verify the condition of the dwelling, to have it visited by a prospective acquirer, the posting of signs and its visit to a prospective lessee and the work to be done (art. 1857, 1930 and next of C.c.Q.)
    Take a look at section Access to the Dwelling and Visiting Rights
  • Not to change the locks of the dwelling (art. 1934 of C.c.Q.)
  • To act in such a way as not to disturb the normal enjoyment of the other lessees or of the lessor (art. 1860 of C.c.Q.)
    Take a look at section Noise
  • To inform the lessor about a serious defect or deterioration (art. 1866 of C.c.Q.)
    Take a look at section Urgent and Necessary Repairs

Main obligations of the lessee at the end of the lease:

  • To remove all his movable effects (art. 1978 of C.c.Q.)
  • To leave the dwelling in the condition in which he received it (art. 1890 and art. 1891 of C.c.Q.)