(Montreal) Quebec Solidarity (QS) urges the Quebec government to work quickly with the city of Montreal to protect the commercial sector from strong real estate ulation scandals.
Deputy Ruba Ghazal gave an example to Mercier, the arts cafe in the Mile-End district, which announced that the store would have to close after a 40% rent increase.
OmTo me Ghazal first asks the Quebec government to legalize the registration of commercial leases in the Quebec Land Registry, one way, to help commercial tenants defend themselves against crooked landlords.
Ruba Ghazal also proposes to impose a standard lease with mandatory terms, which make it possible to set the standards as soon as the contract is signed. Commercial leases are complex, sometimes exceeding 100 pages, which allows bad landlords to play bad tricks on small landlords.
The deputy said promoters placed against the wall in the middle of an epidemic that plagued shopping streets were squeezing local businesses like lemons. In his opinion, if the cowboy promoters think they can do anything, the Quebec government will leave small traders to defend themselves.