Can I decorate my apartment?

You can hang up pictures or posters, but they must be hung up with a reusable and clean adhesive which does not damage the surfaces. Any messages, images, or decorations which are of obscene, sexist, racist, or discriminatory nature will not be tolerated. Nothing may be hung up in the common spaces or on apartment doors.

Can I have friends over?

Your guests will be allowed in the residence only while you are present during the following hours: from 11am to midnight from Sunday to Thursday and from 11am to 2am Friday and Saturday.
It is subject to change according to governmental and health measures in effect during your stay.

Can I make any modifications to my apartment?

You can of course personalize your space, but you cannot replace or add any furniture, or do any kind of construction, whether it is painting, making any holes, or installing any electrical or network devices. You can, however, bring in a microwave, a television, a fan, a lamp, as well as a toaster.

Can I smoke in my apartment?

It is forbidden to smoke or use any e-cigarettes on the residence premises. This rule applies to residents and their visitors in private spaces, shared spaces, common spaces, and on the balconies.

Do I have to clean the apartment after my departure?

A walkthrough and inventory check, with your agreement, will be carried out when you arrive and when you leave the apartment. At the end of the lease, you will have to take out all of your belongings and clean up the private and shared spaces in the apartment. Fees will be collected if there are any problems noted on the check-list from the walkthrough (ex: uncleanliness, material damages, missing objects, non-standard repairs, etc.).

How can I pay my rent?

Rent payments are due the 15th of each month. It is your responsibility to ensure that your monthly rent payments are received by HEC Montréal, without any reminder, by the date specified. The payments can be made in the same ways that students are able to carry out other transactions with the School: online or by bank transfer.

How long is my lease?

The lease is valid for 9 months, from August 15th to May 14th of the following year. It is possible to extend the duration of the lease for a maximum period of 1 month at the rates in effect.