Definition : Legal proceeding

A procedure whereby, a natural or legal person makes an application to the courts to obtain the enforcement or recognition of their rights or the protection of their legitimate interests. Various legal remedies may be exercised in the domain of divided co-ownership. Thus, a co-owner can ask the court, under certain conditions, to annul a decision of the general meeting. In such cases, the co-owner will be the plaintiff in the court proceedings and the syndicate will be the defendant. Remember that the parties must consider opting for the private dispute prevention and resolution process before instigating legal proceedings.

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