S-8 - Act respecting the Société d’habitation du Québec

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68.14. The Société may require that major repair or improvement work to low-rental housing immovables be carried out within the time limit it determines, by sending a notice to the body in charge of operating them. The body has 45 days after receiving the notice to inform the Société that it undertakes to carry out all the work required within the specified time limit or, if not, to present its observations in writing. If the undertaking required is not received within the specified time limit, the Société may designate a person to manage all or part of the work on behalf and in the name of that body and at the latter’s expense. The decision of the Société must contain reasons and be sent with dispatch to the directors of the housing agency.
Subject to the conditions that may be imposed by the Société, the person so designated has all the powers required to manage that work, in particular the power to grant contracts on behalf and in the name of the body. If the person designated is a bureau, it may exercise those powers elsewhere than in the territory of the municipality whose agent it is. The designated person may, in addition, for the sole purpose of managing the work, act in the name of the body as the lessor of the immovable affected by that work in order to do such things as send the notices required by law, have access to the dwellings, carry out the procedures related to the temporary evacuation of the lessees or institute proceedings before the court.
No proceedings may be brought against the person so designated acting in the exercise of the powers and duties conferred on the person under this section in respect of an act performed in good faith while exercising those powers and duties. No recourse under article 407 of the Code of Civil Procedure (chapter C‑25.01) may be exercised or application for judicial review under that Code presented or any injunction granted against that person to the extent that the person is acting in the exercise of the powers and duties conferred on the person under this section. A judge of the Court of Appeal may, on an application, summarily quash any judgment or decision rendered, any order made or any injunction granted contrary to this section.
2016, c. 17, s. 120.