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11/12/2023

Let's Talk About Privacy Rights

We are living in a paradoxical period, marked by the dazzling progress of computer technologies, the dematerialization of data, artificial intelligence, and their intrusion into all aspects of our lives. More than ever, people are posting on social networks and talking about their most recent outings, vacations or acquisitions, when not blabbering about their moods. Regardless, privacy remains a fundamental right that must be protected, sometimes against us....

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02/12/2023

Usefulness of the bailiff's ascertainment

December 2, 2023- If the bailiff can only make purely material findings, excluding any opinion on the factual or legal consequences that may result, his finding must not appear in the eyes of some as a restriction. Indeed, the definition of the role of the bailiff is, on the contrary, the strength of his observation. This strength emerges from the relevance of the facts found. The importance of the finding remains linked to its usefulness,…...

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15/10/2023

How to organize a meeting of co-owners smoothly

October 15, 2023- The Meeting of co-owners is a major event in the life of a co-ownership. A meeting at least once a year, it is decisive since it allows the making of major decisions that impact the lives and finances of the co-owners. The board of directors' mission is to take care of the convening and holding of the meeting of co-owners but also of the execution of the decisions it votes. Decisions taken…...

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10/10/2023

Abusive conduct by a Syndicate Director

In their dealings with co-owners, board members must act with loyalty and fairness. They must refrain from any gesture that could amount to a settling of scores. This rule of conduct is fundamental and failure to comply with it constitutes a fault that may engage the liability of both the syndicate and the directors, personally. A judgment of the Court of Quebec sanctioned the abusive behaviour of members of the board of directors of a syndicate.…...

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01/10/2023

Managing crisis situations in co-ownership

Conflicts in co-ownership often arise due to a lack of knowledge of the rules governing the building, but also due to a lack of communication or transparency, or because of a misunderstanding that has gone wrong. To ensure that co-ownership is synonymous with peace and peace of mind, it is best to adopt good habits from the beginning. The buyer of a condominium unit must therefore commit to accepting a very specific way of life,…...

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18/03/2023

What are the agenda items that require a vote by the co-owners?

The agenda lists the questions to be voted on and the information and consultation items that will be addressed at the meeting of co-owners. The decision-making power of the meeting of co-owners is defined by the Civil Code of Québec and the declaration of co-ownership (Constitutive Act of Co-ownership). The chairman of the meeting of co-owners ensures that it runs smoothly and submits to the co-owners the proposals on which a vote must be taken.…...

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31/07/2021

By-laws of the immovable and tacit modifications

December 31, 2022 – Co-ownership law is in full swing and is currently undergoing a major reform. But what about tacit modifications to the declaration of co-ownership and the building's by-laws? For example, if a co-owner has been using unused space in the garage for more than ten years to store their personal belongings, is he or she allowed to use it indefinitely? Will the person who will eventually purchase their unit also be able…...

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12/04/2021

Noise: it's hell!

You have just bought your new condo and for some time now, you have been hearing noise that prevents you from peacefully enjoying your unit, or even prevents you from sleeping completely. You question your neighbors and they face the same problem. But noise can stress, exasperate, tire, and even make you sick. What can be done to remedy this problem and regain tranquility? Here is the procedure to follow that we suggest in order…...

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03/04/2020

Le droit du travail s’applique, même en période de pandémie

3 avril 2020 - Le législateur québécois n’avait pas une situation de pandémie en tête, lorsqu’il a adopté la Loi sur la santé et la sécurité du travail et la Loi sur les normes du travail. Il y a néanmoins prévu certains principes et règles pour guider les employeurs....

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22/03/2020

Failure of a syndicate to undertake work in common portions

The obligation of the syndicate of co-ownership to maintain common portions, especially those with limited use such as balconies, skylights, and other common portions, has been the subject of much discussion since 1994. In this regard, article 1039 of the Civil Code of Quebec provides that the community of co-owners constitutes, as soon as the declaration of co-ownership is published, a legal person whose purpose is the conservation of the building and the maintenance and…...

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