1868. After the lessee has attempted to inform the lessor, or has informed him and the lessor fails to act in due time, the lessee may undertake repairs or incur expenses, even without the authorization of the court, provided they are urgent and necessary to ensure the preservation or enjoyment of the leased property. The lessor may intervene at any time, however, to pursue the work.
The lessee is entitled to reimbursement of the reasonable expenses he incurred for that purpose; he may, if necessary, withhold the amount of such expenses from his rent.
1991, c. 64, a. 1868; I.N. 2014-05-01.