Definition : Right of access to a private portion - Right of access to a leased private portion

Right established by the declaration of co-ownership or the Law allowing a representative of the board of directors to access a rented private portion in certain circumstances and under certain conditions. When this right of access is exercised in the course of work carried out at the request of the syndicate of co-owners in a leased private portion, the latter is required to transmit to the lessee, as the case may be, the notices prescribed at articles 1922 and 1931 of the Civil Code of Québec pertaining to improvements and work.

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The law provides that a syndicate must keep a register at the disposal of the co-owners. In most cases the declarations of co-ownership list the items it contains. This register is the memory of the syndicate, and consequently, its archives. In is thus invaluable. Much more than a mere witness of 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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