My husband and I own a condo, with one parking, in Montreal, Quebec. Because of recent serious medical issues for both

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Customer: My husband and I own a condo, with one parking, in Montreal, Quebec. Because of recent serious medical issues for both of us, we have been taking taxis to hospitals and doctors office. To take the car is a horrific challenge now; coupled with the paring issue fact. We gave the car up yesterday, and am thinking of renting our parking space.
JA: Have you talked to a Quebec lawyer about this?
Customer: con't.....1. this parking spot issue would be temporary, of course. because, whenever we decide to sell we would need to the space back for the next owners. How do we legally rent with the premise of getting the parking space back when we sell. Do we need some sort of written deal, and\or what should we put in this contract so that we don't get screwed and not be able to get the space back. I have a lot of mistruse in some of the co-owners in the condo building. We anxiously await your reply. Thank you in advance. Heather ***@******.***
JA: The Lawyer will be able to walk you through that. What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: We are elderly and financiall strapped, and cannot afford to talk to a lawyer...
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: don't think so, unless the lawyer comes up with vital questions that would save us distress down the road, and make sure we can get the parking space back when we sell, and not have any issues about not being able to get it back because of some law we didn't know about, thank you again
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Do you know if the bylaws allow for renting out your parking spot?

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I don't know, but I have heard through the years that people have, in fact, rented their extra spaces. Some people in the bigger condos, have sometimes 2 or more spaces.
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What you will have to do is check the bylaws to make sure that you are permitted to do that. If you're permitted to rent out the space than you are in good shape. If you need the consent of the condo then you need to ask the board for consent but if you know that other people have been able to do this then you have a strong argument so that you could be allowed to do this.

You can have a written contract drafted by a local lawyer that you would require the renter to sign which will give you the right to give them 30 days notice, just by way of example and end the rental agreement. The agreement would also set out what they have to pay and would also make it clear that you're not liable for any damages that they may sustain while using the spot.

What you can do to find a lawyer is one of the following things.

You can review the law society's suggestions on how to find a lawyer. Depending on where you live you may be able to consult with a lawyer for $25 for the first half hour:

https://www.barreau.qc.ca/en/find-lawyer/

Or you can check on a site called lexpert. This is a legal directory of leading lawyers and law firms throughout Canada and is well-respected by the legal community.

Here's the link to their website:

http://www.lexpert.ca/directory/find-lawyers-or-law-firms/

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