While often given the nickname McGill Ghetto, McGill is actually located in the Ville-de-Montreal designated borough of Ville-Marie. It is important to know this because every borough has specific regulations for noise, garbage and recycling collection and to know who you represents your in your electoral district.
1 Closed Bedroom
A 3 1/2 means one closed bedroom. The 3 in the description refer to the three spaces of kitchen, living room and bedroom and the bathroom is always the 1/2.
In Québec, without giving a notice, leases are renewed automatically and you are required to notify your landlord a minimum of 3 months before the end of your lease if you are signed on to a 12 month lease. If you do not, you are automatically renewed for another year!
No, A landlord can not ask for a deposit.
As per the Régie du Logement, a landlord cannot ask for a deposit, whether it is for the keys or for furniture.
A landlord can ask if you are a Canadian citizen but they are not permitted to ask for any copies to keep for their records.
No. No matter how nicely you ask.
Leases are contractual agreements for the length of terms you agree with your landlord/tenant/subtenant/co-tenant so you can not just get out of the contract because you are unhappy. You can sublet, do a lease transfer, but unfortunately, unless the Régie du Logement finds that you have a legitimate reason (i.e. safety) then you can not just bail.
Contact the Régie du Logement to intervene!
You are not allowed to withhold rent from your landlord or stay somewhere else and bill the landlord without intervention from the Régie du Logement. Just as the landlord has the obligation to maintain the unit in habitable condition, you have the obligation to follow the appropriate steps.
The answer is almost never Jeff. In fact, even if you sublet the apartment and someone else is living in the apartment, as the person signed on to the original lease, you are still responsible to pay for any damages that are incurred by a subletter. That is why it is important to know everything about subletting and have a contract between all parties involved so that you are not left cleaning up Jeff's mess...again!
Only for emergencies, such as a gas leak, fire or to allow emergency response into your apartment
If it is not for an emergency and it is only to show someone the apartment or to make minor repairs, the landlord is required to notify you either verbally or written at least 24 hours in advance.
Yes, you are responsible.
Generally the obligation to pay the rent is shared. That is, each joint tenant is responsible for his share. For example, if two joint tenants owe $600 for one month’s rent and the case goes to a hearing, each can be required to pay the landlord $300.