Definition : Legal recourse - Subrogatory recourse of the insurer

Judicial proceeding allowing an insurer, who has paid an insurance indemnity, to claim the reimbursement thereof from the party responsible of the damage (or from his insurer) up to the amount of such indemnity.

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The Law and the overwhelming majority of declarations of co-ownership require that syndicates of co-owners insure their building. This may seem surprising at first glance as the syndicate does not own the private portions nor the common portions. However, its main object is to ensure the preservation and the longevity of the building and to manage and administer it diligently following rules of the trade. This is why the legislator has given to the syndicate an insurable interest and has made it compulsory that it subscribe building insurance.  
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