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.
In Québec, disputes between landlords and tenants of a dwelling are dealt with by the Tribunal administratif du logement (TAL), formerly known as the Régie du logement.
Cases of eviction
There are three situations that can lead to tenants being evicted from their home.
Eviction by a bailiff
When a tenant has not paid rent for several months or consistently pays rent late and refuses to leave, the landlord can file a complaint with the TAL. The TAL sends an eviction notice via a bailiff. The bailiff coordinates the eviction with the borough concerned.
Major project or change of use of a dwelling
Landlords who want to subdivide, expand or change the use of a dwelling unit may send a notice of eviction. Check with your borough to see if the landlord’s project falls into this category.
Evacuation because of unsanitary conditions
The city may evacuate an unsafe dwelling that is hazardous to the health and safety of its occupants. The tenant’s belongings are put in storage, and the tenant can get them back.
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Housing committees can also help you to stand up for your rights: