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Are your aquatic facilities up to code?

May 4, 2024 — Warm weather during the summer months can unfortunately coincide with aquatic tragedies that have fatal consequences. Warm seasons have been marked by tragic incidents in various aquatic environments. For instance, a high school student was found drowned in his school's pool. Additionally, a very young child met the same fate in a family pool. There was also a case of drowning in the indoor pool of a co-ownership. These events raise…...



Exemplary water chemistry: The key to worry-free swimming

April 4, 2024 — Public and private pools rely on proper water chemistry to function adequately, ensuring they are safe for swimmers. Chlorine is the main disinfectant used, which has faced criticism in recent years due to concerns about it being carcinogenic. These claims are unfounded when it is properly dosed. Complaints about excessive chlorine levels are common in shared properties, whether in a swimming pool or a hot tub. This leads to a chemical…...



Proxies (Power of attorney) in co-ownership meeting

October 21, 2023 Any co-owner may delegate his right to vote to an mandatary. Thus, with the notice calling the meeting containing agenda, financial statements and budget, there is usually a blank proxy form. However, since there is no requirement for the board to include one, it may be necessary for a co-owner to prepare one himself. A formidable tool at assemblies and an object of covetousness for many when a decisive vote is planned in…...



Updating declaration of co-ownership : is it realy necessary?

Each syndicate of co-owners has a declaration of co-ownership, which, in principle, should be a veritable bedside book for both the co-owners and the members of the board of directors. However, the declaration of co-ownership is a document that may seem inaccessible at first glance for the latter. This problem can sometimes be increased, when it was more or less well written, more or less long ago. This is not to mention the confusing clauses,…...



Copropriétaires et locataires: une coexistence parfois difficile

1er décembre 2020 - La plupart des locataires qui vivent en copropriété ont la bonne attitude. Néanmoins, une minorité d’entre eux ne respecte pas le règlement de l’immeuble. Si tel est le cas, les administrateurs doivent intervenir, afin d’amener ces locataires à en respecter le contenu. Ne pas le faire risque d’engendrer un climat délétère au sein d’une copropriété, ce qui pourrait entraîner des conséquences fâcheuses que personne ne souhaite. En d’autres termes, il ne…...



Let the candidates in!

September 8th 2015 – In the election campaign, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec reminded the population of the candidates’ rights to access private units. Whoever prevents a candidate from entering the premises of a private unit can be subjected to a fine of $5,000 or an imprisonment sentence of a maximum of 6 months, or both. The syndicate of co-owners are especially targeted since ‟apartments or condos” fall under this umbrella....