Definition : Work - Work modifying the destination of the immovable

Work that upon completion does not comply with the destination of the immovable, at that time. This is the case, for example, for backfilling an outdoor swimming pool to build a parking lot or the development of a commercial space in a co-ownership in which the destination is exclusively residential. This work must:

 WARNING ! For some co-ownerships constituted before January 1, 1994, the declaration of co-ownership may validly provide for an even larger majority than those provided for in articles 1097 and 1098 of the Civil Code of Québec. It can impose unanimity, in other words require the consent of all co-owners.

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As a general rule, the syndicate of co-owners decides upon and carries out the work to be done in common portions. It acts through its two bodies, the board of directors and the general meeting of the co-owners. However, certain work must be decided upon by the co-owners convened at an annual general meeting, or at a special general meeting. The majorities to be obtained in a vote will not necessarily be the same, depending on the type of work.  
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The resolutions of the General Meeting of the co-owners are adopted or rejected, as the case may be, if a majority is reached or not. Depending on the repercussions such resolutions may have on the co-ownership, the majority required will be more or less difficult to achieve. The General Meeting of the co-owners adjudicates at two different majority levels: absolute majority and double majorities (enhanced majorities).
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