A landlord increases the amount of the rent because he has a lot of visitors: is this legal?

A landlord increases the amount of the rent because he has a lot of visits: is this legal?

MISE & Agrave; DAY

An apartment owner who advertised a home on Marketplace is said to have increased the price of a rent by almost 19% after seeing a great interest in home visits, which shocked many. Notice to the person who will take this apartment: it may be worth filing an application with the Administrative Housing Tribunal (TAL).

Le 3 1⁄2 located in the district of Mercier Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, in Montreal, was posted at $ 800 at the base, according to what an Internet user reports from the experience of one of her friends who, in search of a three or a four and a half, answered the ad.

“Hello, we have a high demand for housing visits, not far from 75 interested people, so we are sorry to tell you that there will be an increase in the price of the rent to $ 950 per month,” replied him. the owner.

In the midst of the housing crisis, this publication caused a number of people to react. “It's absolutely disgusting and, unfortunately, someone is going to say yes to that, because the owners have the big end of the stick right now,” writes Kevin T. Landry on Facebook.

Is this legal? & nbsp; & nbsp;

What does the TAL say about it?

Editing an ad is not illegal, but a tenant who feels cheated by the price of its rent has recourse. & nbsp;

The landlord is obligated to give notice of the lowest rent paid by a previous tenant in the 12 months preceding the signing of the lease.

If you pay more rent than the former tenant, you can ask the Administrative Housing Court to fix your rent. & nbsp;

However, be careful: you only have 10 days after the date of the conclusion of the lease to submit a request to the TAL. If this is not done, the landlord can keep the rent at that price. & Nbsp;

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