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Signing your lease

Finding a place in Canada is not easy, well it’s not that hard but it can take time; until you find the PERFECT place, until you found a place that makes you feel at home.

Once you have visited 127 different places and you are just tired with taking the metro and then the bus to realize that, the landlord forgot to show up…you are almost ready to move in your new place.

Ready to move in your new place? Almost.

There are still a few things you have to know before you sign your lease. Depending on where you come from, the laws might be different and you might not know what can be put in a lease, how long can a lease last…

A few important points:

Length of the lease: A lease is most commonly written for one year but it can vary a lot. During that period, the landlord cannot put your rent up.

Bills: Hydro might be included in the rent, whether it is or not the case, make sure you have come to an arrangement with your landlord; make sure you know how much you will pay before you move in.

Expulsion: Your landlord can expulse you for specific reasons, make sure to know these reasons before you sign the lease.

If you still have questions or doubts, you can contact the provincial court or the Régie du Logement du Québec : http://www.rdl.gouv.qc.ca/en/accueil/accueil.asp

About the Author:

Living in Montreal since 2005 after France and the United States, I want to share with you how much I love Canada and my advice to successfully immigrate to Canada!

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