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Attestation d'assurance

En tant que copropriétaire d'un appartement que je loue depuis plusieurs années, je me retrouve confronté à des interrogations récurrentes au sujet de l'assurance de mon locataire. Auparavant, je n'avais pas pour habitude de demander une preuve d'assurance locative de manière systématique. Toutefois, des récits inquiétants de sinistres survenus dans d'autres copropriétés, entraînant de lourds dommages et des procédures judiciaires complexes, m'amènent à reconsidérer ma position. Questions: En tant que copropriétaire mettant mon appartement en location, une question…...

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Practical management of a burglary in a private portion

During our return from vacation, I noticed that the door to our apartment had been forced open and we had been the victims of a burglary. I contacted a member of the board of directors to inform them of our misfortune. They indicated that a series of thefts had occurred in the building. Some apartments had been ransacked. Fortunately, that was not the case for us.  Question : Under these circumstances, what should I do?...

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Following water damage, to what extent is the syndicate required to restore the damaged areas?

We had water damage that damaged an apartment. The board has agreed to pay for the repairs, but we're having trouble agreeing with the co-owner on the scope of the paint job in his apartment. We offered the co-owner the restoration of the damaged wall, but the co-owner wants all the walls of his apartment (having the same color as the damaged one) to be repainted, in order to ensure uniformity in color. I understand…...

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Is a syndicate of co-owners required to sign a discharge to receive compensation from its insurer?

We suffered water damage caused by a broken pipe that is located in the common portions. Several private portions were damaged. Our insurer is willing to compensate the syndicate as long as it signs a release beforehand. Questions: Is the board required to sign such a release? What are the consequences of not signing such a receipt?  What are the syndicate's rights and remedies against its insurer?...

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Compensation for improvements to a private portion

We have a co-owner who has to replace his bathroom vanity because of water damage that has deteriorated it. Our syndicate of co-owners is insured for this type of loss, subject to an insurance deductible of $ 2500. The co-owner is insured for improvements made to his private portion. He opened a claim file with his insurer. However, the cost of replacing your vanity unit is lower than our deductible. It should be noted that…...

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Damage to the building: what about depreciation?

A co-owner accidentally broke down the garage door with his vehicle. This needs to be changed completely. His insurer offers to compensate us only partially. This one offers us to pay 90% of the bill because of the depreciation. Question: Are we required to accept this proposal? Answer: Technically yes. The basis of a claim for compensation as a result of damage caused by a co-owner to the common or private parts is civil liability, which may…...

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Failure by a co-owner to insure: the consequences.

I just suffered a major disaster caused by the breakage of the water supply pipe in my neighbour's shower. The water damage significantly affected my apartment and movable property. I had to be relocated for more than a month to the hotel. To make matters worse, I was not insured for this damage. However, I do not know if the defective pipe is in the common portion of the building or in the private portion…...

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Fonds d’auto assurance: montant additionnel raisonnable

Le fonds d’auto assurance est affecté au paiement des franchises prévues par les assurances souscrites par le syndicat et d'un montant additionnel raisonnable Questions : Qu'est-ce qu'un montant additionnel raisonnable? Comment fait-on pour connaitre la somme additionnelle? On doit se fier sur quoi exactement pour définir la somme additionnelle?...

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Co-owner's liability insurance certificate

Although the law (1064.1 of the Civil Code of Quebec) and our declaration of co-ownership are explicit, there are still some co-owners who refuse to provide the board of directors with proof of insurance. Questions: What means does the syndicate have to obtain this evidence? How do we enforce this section of the Civil Code of Quebec? Is there a government agency that has the authority to demand that evidence?...

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Additional insurance premium: can we blame the offending co-owner?

A co-owner has repeatedly caused several water damages  in our building, due to his negligence. This resulted in a surcharge for the syndicate's insurance.   Question:  Can the board of directors claim the full amount from the co-owner who caused the loss?...

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