April 7, 2020
Do you know about the newly imposed travel restrictions and associated exemptions applicable to foreign nationals?
April 3, 2020
Did you know that the Minister of Justice and the Chief Justice of Quebec have announced measures to limit access to courthouses?
April 2, 2020
Did you know that many limitation period are suspended, but some are still ongoing?
April 1, 2020
Did you know that if you are facing financial difficulties because of COVID-19, the tax authorities could waive interest and penalties that have accumulated on your tax debt?
March 30, 2020
The Government of Quebec has ordered the shutdown of all companies and businesses for which services were considered non-essential from March 24 to April 13. However, if applicable, remote work and online commerce are permitted.
On January 1, 2020, the new property assessment roll came into force for several Québec municipalities, including the City of Montréal. This new assessment roll will serve as the basis for establishing municipal and school taxes for at least the next three years.
On November 25, 2019, the Executive Committee of the City of Montréal approved the 2020 operating budget as well as the 2020-2022 Three-year capital works program. Some of the budget’s measures will have a significant effect on the real estate market of Montréal.
No one should ignore the law... and section 107 of the Cannabis Regulation Act
In a recent decision of the Régie du logement rendered on December 21, 2018 Aguilar c. Hébert, 2018 QCRDL 42318, landlords were authorized to amend an existing lease in order to include a clause prohibiting the use of cannabis in the leased premises and the common indoor and outdoor areas of the building in which the leased premises were situated.
No one should ignore the law...
With regards to the legalization of cannabis on October 17th, 2018 and recent changes to its regulations, all property owners and/or managers must absolutely take necessary measures to control its use in the building(s) under said-care. Furthermore, up till January 17th, 2019, it will be possible to prohibit the use of cannabis or to set limits thanks to a specific clause modifying an existing lease, regulating or even prohibiting its use in the context of a new lease.
Are you planning to restore a heritage building in the Ville-Marie borough, or to demolish it as part of a replacement project? If so, the following information is not to be taken lightly. On July 5, the Borough Council of Ville-Marie adopted, on its first reading, a project to better protect the neighborhood's heritage, which will affect developers' projects in the borough's heritage areas. The proposed changes increase the monetary guarantees imposed on developers who wish to obtain a demolition or building restoration permit.