Definition : Central heating system

A device that provides thermal comfort to building occupants by distributing heat to common portions or private portions, using multiple apparatus powered by a single energy source (electricity, gas, etc.). In addition, this device sometimes produces domestic hot water. In divided co-ownership, the central heating system is presumed to be a common portion when it is part of the common equipment and apparatus, even if it passes by the means of ducts, through a private portion. It is therefore the responsibility of the syndicate of co-owners to ensure its maintenance and preservation.

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The duties and obligations of a syndicate are determined by law and the declaration of co-ownership. However, it is essential to fully understand those duties and obligations as their non-compliance towards a co-owner or another person could engage the civil responsibility of a syndicate. Those duties and obligations are mainly aimed to ensure the preservation of the immovable, the administration of the common portions and the protection of the rights affecting the immovable or co-ownership, as well as all operations in the common interest.
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