Quebec Property Laws | Property Vista


Last Updated: August 31, 2018

What’s the deal with evictions in Quebec?

In Quebec the term “eviction” refers solely to cases of restructuring, renovating or repurposing.  Kicking out tenants for bad behaviour is termed “Resiliation.”

Before leases can be terminated, the landlord is responsible for negotiating (or renegotiating) the terms of the lease or terminating the lease.  Otherwise,it is automatically renewed as long as the tenant maintains their obligations.

Landlords may use regulation in cases where rent is not paid or where the rules of the lease are disrespected.

What are some reasons I can evict someone in Quebec?

  • Disturbing the everyday enjoyment of other tenants
  • Damaging property due to violating tenant obligations
  • Delayed rent payment (of three weeks)  

What’s the deal with Security Deposit or Last Months Rent laws in Quebec?

Quebec legislation does not allow for Security Deposits or  Last Months Rent deposits. Landlords are specifically forbidden from accepting more than one month’s rent at a time



Disclaimer: Many of the terms in these fact sheets may relate to certain legal rights and obligations that tend to change from time to time. The information provided does not constitute legal advice and the manager of this database is not a law firm. These materials are intended, but cannot be promised or guaranteed to be current, complete or up-to-date. The specific interpretation of the terminology, acts and relevant regulations depend on the laws and procedures corresponding to that particular province. All of these fact sheets are to be used for informational purposes only and are not meant to be used as legal advice. If you need more information about your province or territory, including details about legal orders, notices and certain forms, contact your local rental authority or a qualified lawyer in the area.


Jack Beaton Sterling Karamar, Property Management
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