March 24, 2020 - The discord settles in co-ownership in Quebec, because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the constraints it causes in several buildings. Some of their occupants questioned the legitimacy of the directors to make unpopular decisions.
Swimming pools, terraces, gyms, saunas, lounges and libraries are suddenly closed in order to comply with government directives, which now prohibit gatherings of individuals.
March 20, 2020 – Condo managers are very busy these days because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). And for good reason, since several syndicates of co-owners have seniors in their buildings, but also occupants who are hostile to containment measures.
"Last weekend, a Montreal co-owner threw a tantrum because the building manager closed the pool. This co-owner was so upset that he requested his dismissal," revealed Lawyer Emeritus and Secretary General of the RGCQ, Yves Joli-Coeur, in an interview with Radio-Canada yesterday.
March 15, 2020 - A recent online survey posted on Condolegal.com about the coronavirus (COVID-19) reveals that several Quebec condominiums have not taken any measures to prevent its spread. According to responses, up to now, approximately 80% of respondents confirm this reality.
It would be wise for condominium directors to take certain actions to counter the virus, such as clean door handles regularly in common areas, as well as elevator buttons.
January 11, 2019 - Bill 16 was officially adopted on January 10, 2020. Several of the measures it contains have come into force, but others will come into force at a later date, such as the mandatory introduction of a contingency fund survey and a maintenance logbook.
December 19, 2019 - A developer has been ordered to pay damages by the Superior Court of Quebec because he sought to have a law firm declared "incapable" of representing two syndicates. Judge Marie-Anne Paquette, who heard the case, ruled that the developer had used an "intimidation and obstruction of justice tactic".
November 25, 2019 - The problems associated with the use of medical marijuana (in co-ownerships) remain unresolved, as individual and collective rights often clash on this issue. As Yves Joli-Coeur, lawyer emeritus and Secretary General of the RGCQ, reported to RDI (this morning), judgments in this matter are made on a "case-by-case" basis.
November 22, 2019 - A major real estate developer is experiencing financial difficulties these days, therefore many of his co-ownership projects may remain unfinished, and also be burdened by legal hypothecs of construction. In addition, deposits paid by buyers may be lost if they have not yet been paid to the notary.
September 27, 2019 - The professionalization of condo managers, as well as the best practices to be deployed within this housing model, have been at the heart of debates for several years now in several French-speaking territories around the world. Whether in Quebec or in Europe, a number of players working in this field are meeting to discuss it.
August 6, 2019 - Several clarifications are requested with respect to the draft regulation on co-ownership insurance. Tabled on July 17, its content raises questions expressed by the Damage Insurance Chamber (Chambre de l'assurance de dommages (ChAD)), the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and the Québec Co-owners and Manager Association (Regroupement des gestionnaires et copropriétaires du Québec (RGCQ)).