Minister Durensau “openly welcomes” the idea of adopting a rental register, as requested by several Quebec mayors, and she reiterated that we must find a solution to the housing crisis that suits both landlords and tenants.
On Wednesday, 14 mayors published a letter Log Asking the government to approve a public rent register.
“All ideas are welcomed with openness,” the housing minister’s office responded in an email to QMI Agency.
The mayors recalled in their mission that it would be easy to set up such a register, as the organization Vivre en Ville had already developed a platform, which would be provided to the government “at zero cost”.
“And all regions in Quebec already have the necessary tools to register to apply now.”
According to the mayors, the solution is needed to end the rise in rents and “relieve the housing crisis”. The rent register allows tenants to know the most recent rent amount to deny abusive increases.
France-Alain Durenso also met with the Vivre en Ville organization last Monday. “It’s a very good debate that she intends to continue,” her cabinet said.
Furthermore, the ministerial team reiterated that there are many solutions to the housing crisis and that the Bill 31 study on housing introduced at the end of the last parliamentary session is likely to be discussed next fall.
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“Everyone has rights, we can read in the email, the tenant as the owner and everything needs to be reconciled.
“We should not work against each other. We need to find a solution where everyone can find his account,” Minister Durensau’s office concluded.