47. It is forbidden to exact from the lessee, directly or indirectly, any disguised additional rent in the form of a premium, commission, bonus, penalty, money payment to obtain the key, purchase of furnishings at a price above their value, or by any other subterfuge designed to conceal a part of the consideration exacted from the lessee for the lease of a house.
The lessee shall have a right of action to recover any sum so paid, without prejudice to the penalty provided by the regulations of the Commission for such offence.
Such right of action shall be prescribed by one year from the day when the lessee vacated the leased house.
1950-51, c. 20, s. 28; 1957-58, c. 7, s. 8.