In Montreal, landlord/tenant law is heavily slanted towards renters. Landlords are limited to leases, which are a minimum of twelve months. Because of the heavy student population, the large majority of the leases run from July 1st to June 31st. Consequently, during that weekend nearly the whole Plateau moves, and while moving, simply leaves behind on the street corner anything not taken; conversely, people moving, or moving in for the first time, often furnish their apartments with lamps, couches, tables, rugs, and other detritus picked up during this time.