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Know your rights and obligations

The Off Campus Housing Service is pleased to provide students with some general legal and logistical information concerning renting in Montreal. While we aim to keep our information as up-to-date as possible, students are advised to also check with the Régie du Logement (Rental Board) for the most current information.

Tenants and landlords have obligations and rights. For instance, the main obligation of a tenant is to pay the rent and to pay it on time while the main obligation of the landlord is to deliver the dwelling in a good habitable condition and to maintain it in that state.

The Law of the Régie du Logement and the articles of the civil code (Code civil du Quebec) pertaining to the nature of the lease will give the most complete and accurate information on the obligations and rights of tenants and landlords in matters of residential leasing.

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