Suretyship and renewal of the lease
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Suretyship and renewal of the lease

A landlord can encounter candidates he does not wish to refuse even though they are inexperienced or have an average credit file. However, he cannot let them lease his property without any surety either. Therefore, some landlords think about the possibility of a suretyship. Is it the best solution? What will happen when the lease...

Fraud and false representations
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Fraud and false representations

You have just leased to a seemingly perfect tenant. Good credit, no decisions at the Régie du logement, no banckruptcy. After a few weeks however, you realise that he lied. Is it possible to cancel the lease? The lease is a contract. This means that, as stated in article 1375 C.C.Q., both parties must negotiate...

Construction legal hypothecs
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Construction legal hypothecs

You have concluded a contract for the construction of the house of your dreams. At first, everything is going well until one day, when you check on the construction, you realise major mistakes have been made. You had signed for red bricks, they put grey ones which not only are aesthetic, but also more expensive....

Latent Defects
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Latent Defects

While buying a house, it is important to do appropriate verifications of the property and to ask about the state of the building before signing the contract. If not, you can suddenly find yourself with lots of expenses for repairs or have to introduce costly legal proceedings. Definition Article 1726 C.C.Q. states that a latent...