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Thank you for sharing your experience. I have added this one to my list of places to avoid and never consider for rent.
I am currently looking for a place by McGill university and it's important that it's quiet and that there isn't a lot of partying going.
Thank god for forums like this one that help consumers.
I cannot believe there is no regulations that protect tenants.
I would appreciate any help on this:
I am from Edmonton, Alberta and not familiar with rentals laws in Quebec apart from the following facts:
1. Rental apartments have a lease of one year starting May 1st of every year,
2. The lease is automatically renewed unless written noticed is sent out 3 months ahead, it`s best to send it via registered mail as there have been horror stories on how some tenants got locked into another year rent.

I am looking for a place for my daughter near McGill where she is currently living in residence.

My question:
If she decides to share with 2 other students, will they each be responsible for their own lease or are they all responsible for each other`s payments.
In other words if one of them defaults on the payments or decides to leave despite the lease, will the other 2 be held responsible for the rent.

I searched the site of the Regie du Quebec and it states`the following:
one of the joint tenants may decide to leave the dwelling at the end of the lease ; the remaining tenant will then have to assume full responsibility for the lease if he wishes to remain, namely, the payment of the rent.[i][b]

I have also read on this forum that one can decide not to renew the lease as long as written notice, preferably sent via registered mail, is sent to the landlord 3 months before the end of the lease. Is this true.


McgillStudent wrote:
I love this building! Yes-it is very, very clean actually and super nice management!
I have lived in 6 apartment buildings ranging from one on Peel, one on Crescent Street and a few in the McGill Ghetto. So far, this building has the best management. If there is any problem they fix it right away and the place is spotless. Better than all the others and way cheaper rent![b] 

I wonder if the person posting this isn't part of the building management since they have just joined.
I'd like to hear from others who have stayed there but for now I will keep away from it.
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