Definition : Noise disturbances

Abnormal neighborhood annoyance caused by noise. In such matters, the Civil Code of Québec states that each co-owner has free use and enjoyment of his private portion and of the common portions, provided he complies with the by-laws of the immovable and does not impair the rights of the other co-owners. This is why the by-laws of the immovable generally contains clauses limiting noise annoyances.

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