Movable Property and Vehicles of a Deceased Tenant
If you are a landlord, you cannot dispose of the vehicles belonging to a deceased tenant or the movable property left in his or her dwelling as you see fit. You must comply with certain formalities that are prescribed by law.
You can move the deceased's movable property to a secure location to reduce the expenses that may be incurred. However, that property is stored at your own risk.
Once we are designated as the liquidator of the succession, we will take appropriate action with respect to the movable property. You can claim legitimate expenses from us. Subject to the funds available in the succession, such expenses will be reimbursed according to your rank (as set out in the Civil Code of Québec). To claim amounts owed to you, complete form BNZ-111-V, Proof of Claim.
You can contact us while you are waiting for a liquidator of the succession to be named. To ensure that the deceased's movable property and vehicles are processed faster, you can:
- complete a Request to Open a File for an Unclaimed Succession (form BD-82.1-V);
- enclose the following documents:
- documents relating to the search for successors,
- proof of death (if you have a police incident number, enter it on form BD-82.1-V),
- the lease,
- an inventory and photos of the movable property;
- send all the documents to:
Direction des successions non réclamées
500, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, 10e étage
Montréal (Québec) H2Z 1W7