A commercial real estate dispute is a dispute between a Landlord and Tenant with respect to the Tenant’s premises, including but not limited to:

  • Arrears of rent or debts related to the lease contract (non-payment, late payment, sudden modifications, etc.);
  • Defaults under the lease such as damages to the premises or the property;
  • Troubles related to other tenants;
  • Shortcomings related to the lease, a sale, or any contract;
  • Defaults to the exclusivity clauses;


Commercial real estate disputes are of the jurisdiction of the Court of Quebec or the Superior Court depending on the amount in dispute.

If the amount in question is less than $85,000.00, the jurisdiction is the Court of Quebec.

If the amount in question is $85,000.00 or more, the legal forum is the Superior Court.


Before undertaking legal proceedings, it is crucial to inform yourself of your rights and obligations. Often, a situation initially seems quite simple. The reality is however completely different: even a late payment question can become a lot more complex than we would think.

This is why we believe that a good lawyer specialised in real estate matters has a duty to make you feel secure by helping you understand your different possibilities, as well as the different legal proceedings offered to you that might seem overwhelming at first.

If you are looking for a law firm with reasonable rates, quick and efficient turnaround time for your files and who provides personalized and effective follow-ups, call Schneider Attorneys at (514) 439-1322 ext. 112 or email us at

The above noted text should not be construed as providing legal advice or a statement of your claim. The process highlighted above are merely parameters and barometers and do not constitute any warranties and guaranties with regards to your file at hand. We strongly recommend that you seek legal advice with a licensed attorney from the Barreau du Quebec or a notary at the Chambre des Notaires. Each case must be seen and analysed on its merits as the legal process may be complex and cumbersome.

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