Definition : Key

Instrument that allows  locking and unlocking  a lock. Declarations of co-ownership generally contain a provision compelling the co-owners to give a duplicate key of their apartment and to communicate, if necessary, the access code of their alarm system.  The objective is to allow the members of the board of directors or the condo manager, in case of an  emergency, to access the apartment of an absent co-owner without having to resort to the services of a locksmith, or having to break down the door in the event of a loss.

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  All co-owners should supply a duplicate of the keys to their apartment to the directors of the co-ownership. The law is silent on this issue, but most declarations of co-ownership have a provision that imposes this rule upon co-owners, tenants or any other occupant of the immovable. These keys must be given to a representative of the board of directors or to the condo manager.    
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Des membres du conseil d’administration du syndicat ont pénétré récemment dans mon appartement, sans ma permission, en prétextant ne pas avoir mes coordonnées ou le double de mes clés. On me réclame maintenant des frais de serrurier et de plombier, pour des travaux dont je n’ai pas été témoin. Ils ne m’ont même pas fait parvenir une nouvelle clé pour la serrure, de sorte que j’ai dû moi-même faire appel à un serrurier pour rentrer chez moi et j’ai encouru des frais pour cela. Qu’en pensez-vous?
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