54.2. The Tribunal shall refuse to authorize the conversion where
(1) the immovable has already undergone work with a view to preparing it for conversion and evicting a lessee;
(2) possession of a dwelling has already been retaken illegally or with a view to converting the immovable to divided co-ownership;
(3) in the five years preceding his application, the owner has been found guilty of an offence under section 112.1 against a lessee of one of the dwellings of the immovable for which he has not been pardoned.
In any such case, no new application may be produced until three years have elapsed from the date of refusal.
The Tribunal shall not refuse to grant authorization on the ground that the notice of intent has a formal defect or was not sent to the lessee if the owner proves that the lessee was in no way adversely affected thereby.
1987, c. 77, s. 2; 2019, c. 282019, c. 28, s. 1581.