Lease section G on declaring the previous rental amount

A tenant who answers an apartment-for-rent advertisement then signs the lease in full contractual freedom has absolutely no justification for unilaterally reneging the main clause of the lease—the rental amount—that he or she just signed. Currently, a tenant can ask the Régie du logement to set the rent retroactively based on the previous rent noted in section G of the lease.

CORPIQ proposes that when a property owner has clearly indicated the previous rent in section G—meaning the tenant has the information needed to make an informed decision—the lease’s most important clause cannot be rejected. CORPIQ is calling for Article 1950 of Civil Code of Quebec to be changed.