Withdrawal of authorization to collect rents

    MONTREAL, Feb. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Régie du logement wishes to remind
the public of the main legislative provisions that apply in the case of the
withdrawal of an authorization to collect rents. It may happen that a tenant
receives a notice stating that the landlord is no longer authorized to collect
the rent and that rents must now be paid to the hypothecary creditor. In order
to collect the rent, the hypothecary creditor must first personally inform the
tenant, by serving the notice of withdrawal of authorization to collect rents
on the tenant and providing the tenant with the creditor's name and address.
    In order to avoid any ambiguity, the hypothecary creditor must provide
the tenant with proof of status as creditor and, in the case of more than one
hypothec, proof of registration priority. A copy of the deed of hypothec or a
relevant section of the deed indicating the registration date may be provided
as proof.
    If these formalities are not carried out or if the tenant remains unsure
of what to do, he or she may apply to the Régie for authorization to deposit
the rent with the Régie.
    It is important to note that this procedure does not affect the lease,
which remains in force and can be renewed. The creditor does not become the
landlord, so the landlord-owner of the immovable-remains responsible for
carrying out his or her contractual obligations. The tenant retains the rights
provided for by law.
    For any additional information, visit the Website of the Régie du
logement, at www.rdl.gouv.qc.ca.

    The Régie can also be reached by phone:

    Montréal, Laval and Longueuil region
    (514) 873-2245 (BAIL)

    Other regions
    1 800 683-2245 (BAIL)
    -%RE: 1

For further information:

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

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