Definition : Water cooling tower

Water cooling system designed to reduce heat from capacitors in refrigeration groups. In divided co-ownership, this element is generally referred to as a common portion by the declaration of co-ownership. It is therefore up to the  syndicate of co-owners to maintain and conserve it.

 WARNING ! Under the Building Chapter of the Safety Code, a water cooling tower is subject to maintenance requirements and various checks. In particular, the union must keep a register, file an annual declaration with the Régie du bâtiment du Québec within the prescribed deadlines, take samples and analyze samples, according to certain terms and intervals. A maintenance program must also be drawn up and signed by one or more members of a professional order and reviewed by them every five years.

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The duties and obligations of a syndicate are determined by law and the declaration of co-ownership. However, it is essential to fully understand those duties and obligations as their non-compliance towards a co-owner or another person could engage the civil responsibility of a syndicate. Those duties and obligations are mainly aimed to ensure the preservation of the immovable, the administration of the common portions and the protection of the rights affecting the immovable or co-ownership, as well as all operations in the common interest.
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