Definition : Declaration of co-ownership - By-laws of an immovable

The second part of the declaration of co-ownership intended to govern the day to day matters in co-ownership, more particularly those related to the enjoyment, the use and the maintenance of the private and common portions. The By-Laws of the immovable establish the rules related to the operation and management of the co-ownership and the procedures for the assessment and the collection of the contributions to common expenses

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  The declaration of co-ownership is a convention that organizes and regulates the collective life of the co-owners and occupants of the building. This Convention defines in particular their rights and obligations. It is usually developed unilaterally by the developer or owner of the building. Legally, the declaration of co-ownership is a real contract of adhesion, because any new co-owner is obliged to adhere to it. This is a key legal document. Its publication gives rise to the co-ownership and the syndicate. Look at the different aspects of the declaration of co-ownership.  
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  The declaration of co-ownership includes all the rules ensuring the efficient management of a co-ownership. It also specifies the conditions of use and enjoyment of the private and common portions.
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Before purchasing a condo, you must, without fail, review carefully the legal documents of the coveted building. This tedious exercise will allow you to find out problematic areas or potential deficiencies, which may cause you to review your decision to purchase.
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The law provides that a syndicate must keep a register at the disposal of the co-owners. The majority of  declarations of co-ownership detail the items  it contains. This register is the memory of the syndicate, and consequently, its archives. In is thus invaluable. Much more than a witness to the sound management of an immovable, it is its prime instrument. Therefore, preservation and access are the hallmarks of this register.
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The appointment of meeting officers is necessary for holding any co-owners meeting. The latter are usually elected at the outset of the meeting, by a separate vote taken by the majority of the votes of the owners present or represented.
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