Definition : Authentic act

Act to which the Law grants a particular value in that it makes proof, against all persons, of the legal act that it relates and of the declarations of the parties directly related thereto. It may be, without limitation, the act drawn up by a notary in accordance with the formalities provided for by the Law. Every declaration of co-ownership must be drawn up in an authentic deed received before a notary.

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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.
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The declaration of co-ownership is the deed containing all the organizational rules of a co-ownership. This document also provides conditions of use and enjoyment of the common and private portions.
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