Homes and Housing


Rentals, maintenance and safety: the rules tenants and landlords need to know.

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  • Bed bugs propagate rapidly and can be found in all types of homes, whether clean or unsanitary. In order to get rid of these infestations, it’s important to act quickly. Learn what you need to do.

  • In order to maintain decent housing conditions for all residents, the city reserves the right to take action in a dwelling with  issues around sanitation, maintenance or safety. Find out everything you need to know under such circumstances.

  • Eviction of tenants from their home is strictly controlled by law. If you have received an eviction notice, make sure you know your rights and the cases where your landlord can ask you to leave.

  • Proper heating is vital to ensure the comfort and safety of occupants. If you are a tenant or the owner of a dwelling in Montréal, learn everything you need to know about heating.

  • Have you seen rats on a property or inside your dwelling? Find out everything you need to know about what to do next.

  • Sanitation includes all the conditions that make a dwelling or home fit for occupation. If you are a tenant or a building owner in Montréal, learn everything you need to know about proper sanitation.

  • Under what conditions can you rent short-term accommodations to tourists? Do you need a permit or certificate if you rent a home to tourists through Airbnb?

  • 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.