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Unauthorized parking in co-ownerships

In many co-ownerships, managing common spaces represents a daily challenge. Among these challenges, vehicle parking is a thorny issue, just like everywhere else. There are often not enough spaces for all the cars, not to mention those that illegally occupy spots reserved for visitors or remain parked for months without moving, and no one knows who they belong to. This problem often requires the intervention of the manager or the board of directors to maintain…...

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Swimming pool in a divided co-ownership

The presence of a swimming pool in a divided co-ownership is a significant attraction for the building's occupants, transforming common portions into a haven of relaxation and comfort. This facility allows residents to enjoy swimming pleasures without leaving the comfort of their home. Effective management and proper use of this common space are crucial for optimizing the well-being of the co-owners and occupants of the building. Additionally, it is important to be familiar with the…...

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Harmful insects and rodents

Parasitic disorders in co-ownerships (condominiums) are truly present; they take the form of infestations of various insects such as cockroaches, carpenter ants, firebrats as well as bed bugs and so, without forgetting rats and mice whose presence has a repugnant and possibly harmful effect to human health. These insects and animals intrude unexpectedly into an apartment or even an entire co-ownership and can make its occupants' lives a nightmare. Most of the time, it is up to the syndicate of co-owners with regard to its obligation to maintain the common…...

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Resident janitor

Among the employees of the immovable of the co-ownership (condominium), we find the janitor; the latter's main mission is to carry out various housekeeping work in the common portions of the building and to take care of both the interior and the exterior, the entrance, the hallways, the corridors, the stairs and the garden. The janitor also ensures general surveillance of the immovable and must report any disorder if necessary; like any contractual relationship, the relationship between the syndicate of co-owners and the janitor must…...

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Hiring of staff: employee or independent contractor?

Managing human resources in co-ownerships is a challenge from both a financial and management point of view; flexible working hours, the possibility of working from home and other work-life balance measures are all factors to be taken into account. Unless the directors carry out the housekeeping of the common portions themselves, the syndicate of co-owners will have to employ people such as a janitor, man maintenance, a doorman, a security guard, etc. It should be noted that the possibility…...

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Hiring staff in a co-ownership

People hired by a syndicate of co-owners have rights; it's best to be aware of them and to understand the implications. The management of personnel within a co-ownership (condominium) is of the responsibility of the board of directors and so, whether it concerns the janitor, the security guard or any other employee of the immovable; he is in charge of the hiring and the laying off but also of the training and he must ensure that the work done by the employees corresponds to…...

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Labor relations between the syndicate and its employees

Co-ownership (condominium) staff management involves several duties and responsibilities; if the employer is the syndicate of co-owners, it is the board of directors and sometimes even the manager in his capacity as a mandatary of the syndicate who has the authority to give instructions to the co-ownership's employees. Whether it concerns the janitor, security personnel or the gardener, the implications are financial and managerial issues occur; in managing staff, one must take into account the following elements: recruitment, remuneration, employee performance…...

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Register and archives of the co-ownership

Optimal management of a co-ownership (condominium) is rooted in the meticulous keeping of a register and so, in accordance with section 342 of the Civil Code of Québec; this register, partially accessible to co-owners, contains vital information for the proper functioning of the co-ownership such as the contact details of the co-owners as well as financial and administrative documents. The keeping of a register is a fundamental approach to ensuring transparency and order within the co-ownership; the Civil Code of Québec and the…...

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Co-ownership facades

The facades of an immovable not only ensure its sealing, they also have their own identity; in addition to regulating climate conditions and improving the comfort of the occupants, they are vectors of style and therefore, should work be undertaken to repair or replace them, it is essential to ensure their structural, architectural and heritage integrity and so, whether it concerns a stand alone immovable, a co-ownership by phases or townhouses. Furthermore, some facades are subject to the Building Chapter of the Safety…...

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Surveillance cameras in co-ownerships

The desire to preserve the safety of people and property can lead both syndicates and co-owners to consider the installation of surveillance cameras in the immovable. For many, when a co-ownership (condominium) faces repeated acts of vandalism or burglary, video surveillance seems like the only solution especially as the low cost of installations and technology evolution make it easier to access. However, the legality question of surveillance camera installations raises several issues and debates in co-ownerships. It should be noted that surveillance cameras are…...

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