In Quebec, the validity of the electronic lease is based on compliance with certain legal conditions stipulated by the TAL. Among other things, there are several criteria to be met in terms of the document’s authenticity and integrity. It is important to comply with these requirements to ensure that the electronic lease is valid and enforceable before the TAL in the event of a dispute.
The information provided by the Tribunal Administratif du Logement concerning the document’s integrity.
According to the TAL, for an electronic lease to be considered valid, it must comply with the applicable legal provisions:
- The electronic document must be authentic, unaltered and clearly identifiable;
- Parties must also have access to the electronic document and to any other relevant information in connection with the electronic lease;
- Parties must give their informed consent to use the electronic lease.
The TAL also recommends keeping a copy of the electronic lease for a period of 5 years.