The use that shall be given to each private portion under the provisions of the declaration of co-ownership (Constituting Act) and the purpose of which is which is to provide the limitations to its right of enjoyment. For example, if a private portion is intended for residential use, the co-owner may not use it for business. Furthermore, one should know that the amendment to the destination of a private portion may be authorized by the meeting of the co-owners with the consent of the co-owner affected under reserve that the amendment is not contrary to the destination of the immovable and that it does not infringe on the rights of the other co-owners.
The declaration of co-ownership includes the set of rules ensuring the efficient organization of a co-ownership. Its knowledge by the members of the board of directors and by each co-owner is essential to the proper operation of the co-ownership. For a promisor-buyer, the declaration of co-ownership contains a wealth of useful information regarding the conditions of use and enjoyment of the private and common portions. Hence the necessity of reading this document before buying, to avoid unpleasant surprises, especially as to the use one intends to make of his lot.
The resolutions of the General Meeting of the co-owners are adopted or rejected, as the case may be, if a majority is reached or not. Depending on the repercussions such resolutions may have on the co-ownership, the majority required will be more or less difficult to achieve. The General Meeting of the co-owners adjudicates at two different majority levels: absolute majority and double majorities (enhanced majorities).