The mission of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec is "to ensure proper quality of construction work and the safety of the public who have access to a building or facilities intended for use by the public or who use installations independent of a building." The Régie is currently re-engineering the laws and regulations it enforces by implementing the Building Code and Safety Code, as required under the Building Act, which is administered by the Régie. The purpose of this act is to implement a single basic standard for all buildings and equipment in Québec.
Contents: licenced entrepreneur listings, current events articles, building and renovation laws and regulations, information and forms for entrepreneurs and owners, new housing building guarantee plan.
The Régie du logement is a tribunal devoted to tenant housing, includind leases and rights and obligations of landlords and tenants. Its mission is to legiferate on housing conflicts according to the laws of justice. It also seeks to inform citizens on their rights and obligations related to the lease in order to avoid conflits arising from ignorance and to favor the conciliation of tenant/landlord relations.
Contents: legal information, ressources and rules, recourse for landlords and tenants; forms.
Small government of Quebec portal permitting access to the best online documentation concerning house renovation and acquisition. This guide contains all information concerning the purchase or the renovation of a house in Quebec.
Contents: financial aid, rights and norms, prevention, evaluation and municipal taxes, co-ownership, forms.
APCHQ Website for public display. Features advice for new houses and house renovations. Also features a complete buyer’s guide for new houses.
The Société d’habitation du Québec is the Québec government’s principal advisor on habitat issues.The SHQ prepares and implements policies and programs in the housing sector, and is also responsible for the largest social housing inventory in Québec.
Contents: links and references for owners and tenants as well as the housing industry.
Residential section of CAA-Quebec. Includes lists of recommended providers, consulting services in housing, tips and advice …
Since the beginning of the 19th century, the State records all real estate transactions in Quebec Province within the various archives which make up the Registre foncier du Quebec. [more] Since it is a public archive, every citizen may have access to it and retrace the different transactions one of any particular lot since its creation. Most of the information presently displayed on the offices for rights’ publicity is available online.
Contents: access to online archive
Le portail de l'Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du québec, chargé d'appliquer la loi sur le courtage immobilier du Québec, diffuse des conseils pratique au grand public qui veut recourir aux services d'un courtier ou d'un agent immobilier.>>
Non profit association composed of almost every real estate agents and realtors in the Greater Montreal region. [more] The Greater Montreal Real Estate Board publishes press releases on the reselling market monthly statistics and on other subjects related to housing. Also featured are market analysis about reselling produced in cooperation with the SCHL.
Accès Condos involves the development and marketing of affordable divided co-ownership units (condominiums) in the territory of the City of Montreal.
Thanks to the Accès Condos program of the SHDM, you can easily become the owner of a condominium, even if you are not a first-time buyer. In fact, you only need to pay a deposit of $1,000 and the SHDM will advance you 10% of the down payment you need to purchase a condo from one of the Accès Condos projects.
With Accès Condos, it is now possible for more households in Montreal to become homeowners!
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada’s national housing agency. Established as a government-owned corporation in 1946 to address Canada’s post-war housing shortage, the agency has grown into a major national institution. CMHC is Canada’s premier provider of mortgage loan insurance, mortgage-backed securities, housing policy and programs, and housing research.
Contents include information on purchasing or leasing of a unit, renovation, financial aid programs, mortgage loans and mortgage loan insurance.
Website of the princial provider of mortgage insurance, securities, mortgage, programs, policies and research on housing. Includes information on the process of purchasing, insurance programs and other subsidies.
The Fonds d’indemnisation du courtage immobilier is an agency created pursuant to the Loi sur le courtage immobilier (Real Estate Brokerage Act). Its funds are derived from the fees paid each year by all Québec real estate brokers and agents. The purpose of the Fund is to provide compensation, free of charge, to victims of a real estate fraud, a dishonest real estate transaction or a misappropriation of funds or other property which, under the Act, must be deposited in a trust account.
Contents: protection, how to make a demand, publication
Government agency developing policies and programs in the field of housing. Includes a section advising owners (help renovate homes damaged by pyrite, adapt his house, financial assistance, rights, responsibilities and remedies).
Established in 1987, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ - "construction commission of Quebec") is responsable for regulating various aspects of the construction industry: work relations, formation and manpower management. [more] Funding comes from mandatory contributions from the salaries of workers and employers within the industry.