Definition : Mediation - Mediator

Natural person designated to assist two or several parties in resolving a conflict by helping them to negotiate a mutually satisfactory agreement. Within the framework of a mediation, the mediator must act with impartiality and reserve. He cannot compel the parties to enter into an agreement or issue a legal opinion.

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The declaration of co-ownership is a contract that orchestrates and regulates the lives of co-owners, lessees and other occupants of the immovable. It represents the guideline for everyone who lives in the immovable.The declaration of co-ownership provides, systematically, that it is up to the board of directors to have its content abided to. However, it happens that people break the rules, in particular by a non-compliant use of a private portion with regard to the destination of the immovable, a noise nuisance and work carried out in violation of the by the laws of the immovable. Other examples illustrate the problems that can occur in the co-ownership, such as an encroachment on a common portion or the improper installation of a floor covering. Anyone who does not abide to the declaration of co-ownership is liable, inter alia, to a legal recourse based on article 1080 of the Civil Code of Quebec . This action may be brought by a co-owner or the syndicate.
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  Co-ownership conflicts often arise from a lack of knowledge of the rules governing the immovable, a lack of communication or transparency, or from an unresolved misunderstanding. In such cases, a trial is not the only avenue. Before commencing legal proceedings, and even once they are engaged, it is still time to opt for the services of a mediator. The latter could resolve the conflict between co-owners or with the members of the board of directors.  
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August 10, 2017 - Co-ownership can be a source of disputes. It abounds with elements or subjects that can become irritants and then lead to disputes. The judicial route is sometimes the only means of solution, but there is, meanwhile, an alternative disputes mode of settlement: mediation.
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