Definition : Certificate of the state of the immovable

Certificate, prepared by a building professional, establishing, at a given time, the state of conformity of the immovable to construction’s standards and, as the case may be, its deficiencies. It also includes the inventory of the components of the immovable (outside areas, buildings, dwellings, equipment, etc.) which will be the object of an evaluation for the purpose of the contingency fund. This document is an integral part of the register of co-ownership, as a "document relating to the immovable and the syndicate". It shall be made available to any co-owner upon request.

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