Please note that the single occupancy studios are available only for students attending Cegep Saint-Laurent.
The RCSL is a smoke-free environment, but it is possible to specify if you do not want to share your studio with a smoker.
Take note, that the Saint-Laurent Student Residences will try its best to accommodate your requests, but there is no guarantee. We thank you for your understanding.
Proprietor of the credit card for deposit:
We hereby authorize the landlord or his representatives to make enquiries with the people according to the law, any credit agency or any name mentioned on the credit verification report, and with any financial institution, as well as verifications with anyone mentioned in our references. Furthermore, we do declare that all the information contained herein are true and correct, and that the landlord should answer our present request and authorize or not the signature of a lease based on the above information. A deposit of $75,00 is required, once the application completed. Money deposited is automatically cashable and will be deducted towards the payment of the first month's rent. It is reimbursable only if the student is not admitted in the college of his choice or if there are no more vacancies at the residence.
The first goal of the Saint-Laurent Collegial Residences, a private company, is to offer an environment favorable to studies and a living style suited to the needs of its clientele, college students.
Each resident shall commit to respect the Residences Living Rules in order to ensure the collective and personal well-being. In the Residences, each tenant has the right to find a place that allows him to study and rest. Each person is entitled to self-respect and respect for his belongings at all times.
The Living Rules govern the occupancy of the premises in accordance with the Quebec legislation on rental lease, as prescribed in the Quebec Civil Code (QCC).
The second goal is to guarantee to each tenant living conditions such that each resident can live in a safe and positive environment for successful studies. Living in residences is also an experience which encourages civil education and prepares students to become increasingly active in society, responsible citizens, aware of their rights and responsibilities.
The Residences administration office is open during regular business hours to answer tenants’ questions. The office also manages leases and situations arising during the lease.
A janitor is available on the premises and can be reached in case of emergency. His telephone number will be given to you upon the signing of your lease.
In the evening and at night, a security guard takes over, patrols the building and watches the cameras for any unusual, dangerous or illegal activity.
Round-the-clock security is ensured by means of:
Everything has been designed to ensure the security of residents at all times.
In order to better ensure the tenant’s security and simplify the management of the Residences, we recommend that you provide us with the following, upon your arrival at the Residences:
The tenant will have access to this studio after the lease is signed and full payment of the first month’s rent.
The rent includes furniture (bed with mattress, study desk, chair, armoire with drawers, kitchenette with refrigerator, sink and stove top (two elements), electricity, heating, hot water, a telephone with a telephone line (local calls only) and integrated mailbox Internet access.
The entire furniture – including the electrical wires and console with entry ports for the plugs and rod for the curtains – must be returned in its original state. At the beginning and the end of the lease, Management will record an inventory of fixtures. If needs be, it will reserve the right to demand repairs and/or the replacement of those parts of the fixture that will have been damaged and this, at the resident’s expenses.
NO FURNITURE CAN BE REMOVED FROM YOUR STUDIO (DESK AND CLOSET). IF THE TENANT WANT TO REMOVE THEM; IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO STORE THEM AND BRING THEM BACK AT THE END OF YOUR LEASE.
Studios are for the exclusive use of the tenant (resident students and not guarantors). It is strictly forbidden to house one or several guest(s). The Management of the Residences reserves the right to refuse and/or limit access to the Residences to those visitors who do not abide by the Residences Living Rules. In accordance with paragraph 9, Management also reserves the right to refuse entrance to the Residences to any visitor after 10:30pm, when it deems it necessary.
See annex 2
Smoking in the residence and in your studio is strictly forbidden.
Any consumption of drugs or other illegal substances in and around the Residences (on the entire site) is strictly prohibited. In accordance with the Tobacco Law, the Residences are a smoke-free environment, and the consumption of alcohol is prohibited in the communal areas.
Cigarettes and cannabis (legalized or not) are strictly prohibited in the residence and near the Residence. Following a complaint presented to the administration for cigarette smell or other, an immediate inspection of the studios concerned will be made, without notice or delay.
No animal – small, medium or large – is authorized inside the Residences
No aggressive word, improper or violent action towards the Residences staff shall be tolerated.
Any act of vandalism and any action harming or potentially harmful to the building security systems and/or their functioning shall be sanctioned (e.g.: emergency exits, fire detectors, cameras, fire extinguishers, elevators, etc).
The Tenant must:
a. Keep a safe distance (minimum of 4 inches) between the heating baseboard and the curtains;
b. Keep a safe distance (minimum 3 inches) between the desks and the heating baseboards;
c. The electrical plugs on the ground are for your computers only.
d. Do not over charge our electrical plugs, if so this will stop our breakers and they will be an automatic shut down of your electrical system.
See annex 1
In the Residences, the tenant can neither use nor keep substances which constitute or may constitute a risk of fire or explosion.
Inside the Residences, the tenant must be dressed decently outside his studio. It is also forbidden to be bare chest or bare foot.
Triggering a firm alarm system for no justified reason and using fire-extinguishers without any serious reason shall be severely sanctioned
Garbage must be thrown in the garbage drop located on each floor. In order to ensure maximum hygiene, garbage shall be contained in sealed plastic bags before being thrown in the drop. It is strictly forbidden to leave garbage in communal areas, on the floor near the chute and around the building.
The tenant can have a toaster, kettle, coffee-pot and other small and useful appliances. Any other appliance (e.g.: little portable toaster-oven, air conditioner or small heater) shall first need to be approved by the Residences Management.
It is strictly forbidden to install any antenna whatsoever on or around the building.
Installing any curtains, blinds, stands, units, shelves or any other piece of furniture physically linked to the building shall first be authorized in writing by the Management.
Mural decorative items, paintings, reproductions and so on shall be hung without damaging the walls and/or the paint. Any damage shall be repaired by the tenant.
For hygiene purposes, mattresses shall be covered with a protective sheet.
Each tenant is responsible for his studio, the furniture and the accessories that come with it. Any good damaged by the tenant will be repaired or replaced at his own costs. This said, a detailed inventory of fixtures will be recorded in writing at the beginning and at the end of the lease.
Upon the tenant’s departure, at the end of the lease, the owner and/or his trustees reserve the right to inspect the condition of the studio and make an inventory, which will have to match the one recorded in the beginning of the lease. The tenant also agrees to return all keys and magnetic cards that he possesses before leaving the Residences.
A paying laundry is installed on each floor. The washers and dryers are activated using a chip card (can be purchased and filled up at the administration office during business hours). Opening hours for laundry rooms are between 9am and 10pm.
You can fill up your laundry card in the office during business hours. Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 4:00 pm and Friday’s from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.
Bills, looneys and tooneys are accepted. Dimes, quarters and nickels are not.
Each tenant is responsible for maintaining these rooms clean.
The tenant is responsible for his lease until its term (art. 1870 and 1871 of the QCC). A tenant who wishes to leave before the term of the lease must assign the lease or sub-lease to another college student, in accordance with the agreement between Cégep Saint-Laurent and the Residences and the Québec Civil Code (art. 7.4). A tenant who wishes to use one of these two options must inquire with the Administration of the Residences of the steps to follow.
One (1) magnetic card and one (1) key are given at the beginning of the lease. In case of loss, the replacement fees are of twenty dollars ($20) for a magnetic card and ten dollars ($10) for a key. These replacement fees are non-refundable under any circumstance.
It is strictly forbidden to lend the key or the magnetic card.
All correspondence must be addressed to the tenant in the following manner:
Résidences collégiales Saint-Laurent
475 Sainte-Croix Avenue
Montreal, Quebec, H4L 5P5
You can put on a mosquito on your window but if f you put the "tape" to place it; you must remove it before leaving the premises
At all times, the tenant must avoid to make noise that would disrupt the peace and quiet required for studying or for peaceful enjoyment of the premises to which every tenant is entitled.
Circulating in the corridors must be discreet. It is forbidden to run.
No noise will be tolerated between 10h30 pm and 8 am.
No guest is authorized to remain in the studios, living rooms and corridors of the Residences during those hours, unless written permission is obtained by the Residences Management. The granting of this permission remains at the Residence Management’s utmost discretion.
The use of audio-visual appliances (radio, television, sound systems, etc.) must be made with good judgment.
No musical instruments can be used between 9 pm and 8 am.
The parking lots belong to Cégep Saint-Laurent. A tenant who wishes to park his vehicle will be able to obtain a paying tag from Cégep Saint-Laurent for a semester or an academic year (information at student services, room B-121). Tenant visitors can obtain a parking ticket from the ticket machines located in various places in the parking lot.
In order to obtain a parking tag on your car you must come to the office and take a proof of residency. Please leave us your matriculation number and the model of your car.
It is formally forbidden to park a vehicle in the roundabout located at the front of the Residences’ main entrance – with or without a parking sticker. Any vehicle parked in this area will be towed at the vehicle owner’s expenses.
It is forbidden to leave personal belongings (bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, shoes, boots, rugs, etc.) in the corridors, communal areas and around the building. Circulating in roller blades or on a skateboard is allowed neither inside, nor on the Residences premises.
If you notice any activity of pest or any other insect you must report immediately to the management in order not to be held responsible.
Bed bugs: see annex 4 for details
It is important that your mailboxes are activated and your phones are plugged in order to contact you and give you your parcels.
Note that if the administration cannot reach you the parcel will be returned to the post office.
Any posting on the Residences billboards needs to be authorized in writing by the Administration.
All postings are prohibited outside your studio door (hallway side).
The Residences Management can inspect the premises following a verbal notice and this, between 8am and 9pm Monday to Friday.
In case of emergency, no notice is required. The Management shall sanction any situation which transgresses the Living Rules, the Quebec legislation on rental lease or any other rule or regulation in force.
Recycle bins are in the disposition of the tenant and they are situated in the atrium along the side. The recycle bins are taken out every Sunday night for the pick up on Monday. You must put your recycle from Monday night though Sunday afternoon only.
Rent is payable to the Administration office the first (1st) day of each month by check or in cash (in this case a receipt will be handed).
Any check returned or not honored by the bank, whatever the reason (insufficient funds, payment stop, blocked funds, etc.) will incur additional charges of twenty-five dollars ($25), immediately payable upon replacing the payment.
All the services offered to the residents are reserved for the exclusive use of the residents. In no case can these be lent, shared or sub-leased.
It is strictly forbidden to unplug the smoke detector, and the tenant should check the batteries, if applicable, every six (6) months and replace them if necessary.
The tenant agrees to:
e. make no changes to the premises;
f. close the windows and lock the studio door before leaving every time;
g. maintain the studio clean and salubrious as well as the furniture inside;
h. throw nothing whatsoever through the windows;
i. apply no wallpaper or color paint without written authorization from the Management (the studio shall be repainted in white at the end of the lease); and
j. keep no fire arm, lead gun, dangerous substances, object or item of any kind whatsoever that may damage the premises or constitute a risk of fire or explosion.
See annex 3
The tenant who remains in the Residences during the weekends must abide by the same rules than during the week.
It is strictly forbidden to stick, apply or lean anything on/or against the windows of your studios.
Thermos window glasses are sensitive to temperature variations and anything that is stuck or leaned against it causes a thermal shock which break the windows.
The tenant will be held responsible if any braking happens due to carelessness.
Any tenant who does not abide by the Living Rules established or who transgresses the rules and regulations in force shall be formally notified to obey them or risk exposing himself to possible proceedings at the Rental Board (e.g.: eviction, condemnation to pay for damages, fees, etc.)
Any order, proof of recourse or notice sent to the tenant will also be sent, in carbon copy, to his guarantor, the latter being severally and jointly liable for all the obligations resulting from the lease.
The Residences Living Rules form an integral part of the lease between the resident Suroma Corp. (R.C.S.-L.)
DAMAGE TO THE STUDIO :
FURNITURE IN THE STUDIO
PAINTING OF WALLS
Services and administrative charges
The residence remains open during the holidays.
Before you leave, don’t forget:
Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite!
Unlike dragons and unicorns, bedbugs are not fictional beings. They really do exist. And they do bite!
Bedbugs hate the light, so during the day, they hide in any warm creases they can find (such as the crease in your mattress). They come out at night to feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals (like you). It’s difficult to pinpoint when they arrived, as they can lay dormant for many months. What’s sure though, the occupant brings them in unknowingly. Knowing this, we call in specialists to inspect the rooms a few times per years. It helps a lot.
You too can help prevent bedbug’s infestations
Think you’ve been bitten?
If you’ve been bitten
Getting bedbugs is no reason to be embarrassed. What’s really embarrassing is to not follow the procedure: if you leave clothes in your room, the bedbugs can stay and re-infest almost immediately.