Definition : Land Registry Office

Physical location where are registered and kept, in accordance with the Act Respecting Registry Offices, all the deeds subject to a publication on an immovable. These include without limitation, deeds of sale, servitudes, immovable hypothecs, declarations of co-ownership and some of their amendments and also decisions to terminate a co-ownership.

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The failure to pay general or special common expenses (condo fees), as well as those relating to the contingency fund, is one of the most contentious co-ownership’s issues. It is the duty of the board of directors of the syndicate of co-owners to collect them, unless this task has been delegated to the condo manager. When a co-owner's contributions have been in arrears for more than three months, the law provides, ex officio, that he automatically loses his right to vote at the general meetings of the co-owners. He is also exposed to legal recourses, so that the syndicate can recover the amounts owing. A review of the options in such cases.  
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