MONTREAL, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - For many households, July 1 is both a
statutory holiday and their moving day! That is why, again this year, the
Régie will be just a phone call away so as to respond to information requests
from tenants and landlords on that often frenzied day.
    Telephone information clerks will be available on July 1, from 8:30 a.m.
until 12 noon and from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please note, however, that the
number of staff will be reduced and that no counter services will be provided
at any office of the Régie.

    The numbers to call are as follows:

    - Montréal area: 514 873-2245
    - Anywhere else in Québec: 1 800 683-2245

    The Régie reminds you that a new tenant's right to occupy a dwelling
begins on the first day of the lease, and that the tenant who is moving out
does not have a day's grace to vacate the dwelling and remove all personal
effects. That said, it is obviously not possible for everyone to obtain a
moving truck at the same time. The Régie du logement therefore encourages you
to be courteous and civic-minded, and exercise your rights in a reasonable
    The tenant who is vacating a dwelling must make room for the personal
effects of the new tenant, by clearing one or more rooms for the time it takes
to move in or out, as the case may be. It is also advisable for the landlord
to set the terms and conditions for the move with the tenant who is leaving
and the new tenant, given that the landlord must make the dwelling available
to the new tenant on the agreed date.
    The landlord must also ensure that the dwelling is in good condition and
should therefore check the state of the premises after the departure of the
former tenants.
    We would like to remind you that you can obtain accurate and relevant
information at any time on the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords
from our interactive voice response system and our Website
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For further information:

For further information: Jean-Pierre Le Blanc, (514) 873-6575

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