Free rent offered as move-in incentive at these Montreal properties

Jul 17 2020, 2:38 pm

While Montreal continues to be a moderately expensive city to live in, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in more rental units becoming available in the market.

And with lack of jobs, along with short-term rentals going back into the market due to lack of tourism, has highlighted some properties in and around Montreal offering move-in incentives like free month’s rent.

“The national average dropped again in June for all property types, but when isolating just rental apartments, which typically make up about 55% of the listings on, the average rent bounced back sharply in June, rising 6.7% monthly to $1,564 from May,” says the report.

The team at told Daily Hive that many things are at play here. “Renters are being cautious in moving because of the pandemic and uncertainty with their jobs and the economy. Also, there are more units available for a variety of reasons. One is that we are seeing more furnished units on the market because some short-term rentals are being converted to long-term rentals.”

On a quarterly basis, rent increased in Quebec along with in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, while Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario all experienced decreases between the first and second quarters of 2020.

If you’re in the market for a new spot, here are some Montreal rental units offering incentives, according to

1770 Rue Joseph Manseau

Rent now and receive two months of free rent.

1445 rue Stanley

Lease with Le Demetrius now and get two months of free rent.

4932 Rue du Piedmont

Sign an August lease and get $2550 cash upon signing.

3474 Hutchison

Renters can get one month of free rent at the Pavillon Hutchison.

5792 Avenue Parkhaven

Parkhaven has six units available each varying with one to three bedrooms. Owners are offering one month of free rent.

350 Prince-Arthur West

LaCité Apartments is offering one month of free rent on select suites with a 12-month lease signing.

6250 Avenue Lennox

This 74-unit apartment building is offering one month of free rent.

4479 Avenue Henri-Julien

Move in before August 1 and get one month of free rent.

4575 Rue Michel Bibaud

This multi-unit building is offering one month of free rent.

4278 Sherbrooke St West

Sign an August lease and get $2100 cash upon signing.

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