1. ACCESS TO BUILDING GROUNDS
The tenant does not have access to the yard nor to the building grounds unless
the tenant has received the landlord’s written authorization. An authorization is
also required for any installation (pool, garden shed, table, shelter, etc.) or
landscaping (garden, tree planting, etc.), otherwise it will be prohibited. No
personal effects are to be left on the grounds at any time. If the tenant is
authorized to have a pet and that the pet has access to the grounds, it must be
on a leash at all times.
2. BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
Any commercial activity that involves visits from clients or partners is prohibited
unless the tenant receives written authorization from the landlord and provides
the landlord with a proof of insurance to that effect. This interdiction also applies
to the use of an apartment for daycare services, whether there is compensation
3. SIGNAGE AND APPEARANCE
It is strictly forbidden to hang on apartment windows, balconies, walls, or roof
any object that could alter the appearance of the building (e.g. bicycle,
clothesline, canoe, flag). As well, tenants cannot build nor install any sign,
display, notice, or billboard, nor have them built or installed, either outside or
inside their apartment if visible from outdoors. However, the current clause is
subject to electoral legislation.
4. ANTENNAS, CABLING, AIR CONDITIONERS
The tenant is prohibited from installing or having installed any antenna, cabling,
or air conditioner. The tenant is also prohibited from installing or having installed
any other equipment that requires any hole drilling or any changes to the
building. If the landlord receives such a request, he may agree to waive these
prohibitions. The tenant must obtain the written consent of the landlord. If
applicable, the conditions of installation must be clearly set out and the
installation carried out by a specialist approved by the landlord.
Tenants agree to take out liability insurance and provide the landlord with proof
of insurance at each lease renewal.
6. SMOKE DETECTOR
Tenants are required to periodically replace their apartment’s smoke detector
batteries when necessary and to ensure that they remain functional.
7. PROPER USE OF THE PREMISES
Tenants are required to make proper and conscientious use of the premises.
Tenants must keep their apartment in a state of cleanliness and make minor
maintenance repairs, with the exception of those resulting from dilapidation or a
fortuitous event. Tenants are required to cover any damages caused to the
8. LAUNDRY ROOM
Tenants agree to keep washing machine taps closed except when in use.
Tenants agree to maintain heating at 18 degrees Celsius at all times. If heating
is the landlord’s responsibility, tenants agree not to overheat the apartment (at a
maximum of 24 degrees Celsius) and to maintain its airtightness. If responsible
for electricity or heating bills as stipulated in their lease, tenants must pay their
apartment’s energy bills until the end of their lease. The tenant agrees to
subscribe to the supplier.
10. HOME THEATRES
It is strictly forbidden to use a subwoofer for a home theatre, a computer, or any
other electronic device.
11. KEYS AND LOCKS
A lock or a mechanism that restricts apartment access may not be installed of
changed without the mutual consent of the tenants and landlord.
Tenants are required to behave in such a way so as not to disturb the normal
enjoyment of the premises by other tenants. Tenants are answerable to the
landlord and other tenants of the building for any damages resulting from the
violation of this obligation, even if this violation is caused by a person or persons
given access to the apartment or the building by a tenant. In case of serious
damage resulting from such a violation, the landlord may request the termination
of the lease, as well as the eviction of the tenant(s) and all occupants of the
Under no circumstances whatsoever may tenants use the services of the
caretaker for personal purposes.
14. REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE PREMISES
The condition of the apartment may be determined by a description made by the
parties or based on pictures taken for that purpose. If no such documentation is
available, tenants are presumed to have received the apartment in good
condition at the beginning of the lease.
15. HALLWAYS AND ENTRANCES
Tenants agree not to use or allow the use of common areas for recreational,
loitering, or storage purposes (for example, a bicycle). Canvassing and door-todoor
selling are strictly prohibited.
16. GARBAGE AND RECYCLING
Tenants agree not to throw garbage in yards, back lanes, or building hallways.
Tenants must put household garbage in appropriate containers in designated
areas, according to waste collection dates and times.
A tenant who commits an offence under municipal bylaws, provincial
legislation or condominium building regulations (or any other related matter)
agrees to reimburse any fine received by the landlord and any harm suffered
by the landlord.
18. SMOKING LEGISLATION
It is strictly forbidden to smoke in the building’s common areas.
19. CHANGES TO THE APARTMENT
The landlord and tenants may not change the type or purpose of an apartment
for the entire duration of the lease. Upon leaving at the end of their lease,
tenants are required to remove any construction, work, or plantations that have
been done. If tenants do not do so without damaging the apartment, the
landlord at her or his sole discretion keep these in place and pay the tenant the
value of the changes or require that tenants remove these and restore the
apartment to its original condition at their own expense.
20. DANGEROUS PRODUCTS AND STOVES
Tenants may not use or store in the apartment any substance that constitutes
or could constitute a fire or explosion hazard and that could increase the
landlord’s insurance premiums without the landlord’s prior written
authorization. Without limiting the preceding general point, the use of a
charcoal, wood or any other type of stove using flammable materials is only
allowed outside and at least 10 feet away from the building. Tenants agree to
comply with the applicable municipal by-laws.
21. SUBLETTING AND ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE
Subletting and assignment of lease are governed by law. The tenant must
submit the name and contact information of the applying sublessee or
assignee and obtain the written consent of the landlord. If the applying
sublessee or assignee meets the criteria established by the landlord, the latter
may require the reimbursement of any reasonable expense incurred (e.g.
22. SUBLETTING FOR TOURISTIC PURPOSES
It is strictly forbidden to sublet an apartment in whole or in part to tourists. The
tenant will be exposed to severe fines under the Act Respecting Tourist
Accommodation Establishments, as well as the termination of the lease under
the Québec Civil Code. (No AirBNB, for example).
a) Tenants who do not own a car are not entitled to a parking space.
b) Only one private passenger vehicle (prohibited vehicles include trucks,
campers, trailers, etc.) may be parked in the space assigned to a tenant.
Tenants may not use parking spaces reserved for visitors or other tenants of
the building. Tenants must ensure that apartment occupants and visitors park
their vehicles in designated areas only.
c) Tenants agree not to use their parking space for vehicle or objects storage
purposes. Moreover, the tenant agrees to vacate the parking space for snow
removal purposes. Tenants also agree not to use their parking space for
vehicle repair or maintenance purposes.
d) It is forbidden to install a carport without the landlord’s prior written
e) It is forbidden to connect a vehicle to a power outlet located outside the
apartment, unless the tenant has obtained a written authorization from the
24. WALLPAPER AND PAINT
Tenants agree not to put up tapestry nor wallpaper, nor to use dark paint
without the landlord’s prior written authorization. Ceilings’ original colour must
be kept. Tenants must preserve the original state of unpainted surfaces.
25. GARAGE SALES
Before organizing a garage sale outside the building, tenants are required to
obtain the landlord’s prior written authorization.
26. NO ANIMALS (Unless expressly permitted by the Landlord)
Tenants who wish to keep an animal of any kind must obtain written authorization from the Landlord beforehand.