Finding your landlord’s contact information

Ingredients

  • Your address
  • An ounce of spare time

Many times when people sign a lease for a new dwelling they do not do so with the landlord of the building but the property manager or a representative of the landlord. Generally it is this person’s contact information that is listed on the lease. This person is an employee of your landlord and as such, over time, the person holding this position may change.  When issues arise you must contact your landlord or their representative; sometimes you may be uncomfortable speaking to them or you may not even know who they are. So, how do you find your landlord? Great question! Time to look up the municipal directory of property owners. Please note that this works for Montreal only.

Instructions

  1. Visit http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=3077,3528875&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
  2. Select “Consultez le rôle d’évaluation foncière”.
  3. Enter only your street name (don’t enter the civic number!).
    Tip: Do not use shorthand or acronyms. If your street name begins with a “Saint” be sure to fully spell “Saint” and not “St”- the role foncier won’t recognize it otherwise.
  4. Select your street name and municipality from the list provided.
  5. Select your address from the list provided. If you landlord owns several dwellings, they’ll be grouped together.
  6. Tad-dah! All the registered information on your building. All of the information in “2. Propriétaire” is who and where you can send your registered letter to.

FAQ

There is only a company name where my landlord’s name should be, what do I do?

Easy! Just send it to the company’s name and address. As a “moral person” the company is still responsible for any notices you send them.

The name listed on the website is preceded by “succession” what does this mean?

This means that your landlord inherented this property from the name listed. Simply send your registered letter to the succession name listed on the site.