Buying and Selling a Home
What should you know before buying or selling a home? Home purchase assistance program, pre-emption rights (first option to buy) and property transfer.
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The pre-emptive right gives the city the priority to purchase certain buildings or lots in order to create community projects. Are you the owner of a building affected by this measure? Find out everything you need to know about the pre-emptive right.
Would you like to build a single-family home or a plex? Are you developing a major real estate project? Would you like to build an outbuilding, such as a shed or garage? Before you begin work, find out about applicable rules as well as what permits you need.
Social and community housing is developed by cooperatives, non-profit organizations and the Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal. It is subsidized by the city’s community housing program and that of the Québec government.
Property transfer duties, commonly called the “welcome tax,” are a sum of money that all buyers must pay the town or city after buying property.