The Tribunal administratif du logement reminds the public that a new lessee’s right to occupy the premises begins on the first day of the lease. The former lessee has no “grace period” to vacate the premises and remove his or her belongings from the dwelling. The former lessee has an obligation to hand over the dwelling in the condition in which he or she received it.
Circumstances may arise that mean the old lessee’s move is not complete before the arrival of the new occupant. In that case, the old lessee must give the new lessee access to the dwelling. It is recommended to vacate one room or several rooms if possible, so that the new lessee can put his or her belongings there.
For further information, visit the Tribunal administratif du logement website.
How to find a reliable mover?
- Choose a well-established company;
- Check whether the moving company is insured (basic insurance that covers the objects and furniture being moved and liability insurance);
- Check if the Office has previously intervened with the company, if the company has received formal notices from other consumers or if the company is licensed.
- Check the company’s registration at the Commission des transports du Québec by contacting the Association du camionnage du Québec (ACQ) (in french only).
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