Letting property owners breathe
Resolution #18 : Letting property owners breathe (Official French version)
A government of the Conservative Party of Québec will give a little respite to property owners by allowing them to amortize renovation work over 10 years rather than 40 years as is currently the case, so as not to penalize those who undertake major renovation work on their rental properties. It will also allow property owners to demand a security deposit at the signing of a lease.
Finally, a government of the Conservative Party of Québec would abolish the “Act to amend the Civil Code to protect the rights of senior tenants” (2016, chapter 21) (the 'Act 492'), which prevents the eviction of a tenant aged 70 years or more if he/she refuses to pay his/her rent. This legislation has had the adverse effect of promoting discrimination against our seniors. Since the enactment of this law, many property owners have refused to rent apartments to seniors, especially when they have low income, for fear that they would invoke this law to stop paying their rent.