Definition : Common expenses (condo fees) - General common expenses

Amounts of money that the syndicate collects from all co-owners to cover the expenses resulting from the preservation, the maintenance and the administration of the common portions. Each co-owner contributes, in proportion to the relative value of its fraction, to the general common expenses.

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Administrative, maintenance, replacement, improvement or alteration expenses of the common portions are divided among the co-owners. General common expenses are to be distinguished from special common expenses, which are allocated under different rules. In the first case, it is the relative value of each private portion that is used to establish the co-owners contribution. As for special common expenses arising from common portions for restricted use, the co-owners using them are alone responsible of the expenses resulting therefrom.
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