Definition : Written pleading - Application for injunction

Judicial application allowing a natural or legal person to ask a judge of the Superior Court of Québec for an order directing a person (natural or legal), or its officers, representatives or employees, to refrain from or cease doing something or, in cases that allows of it, to perform a specified act or a predetermined operation. This procedure allows a syndicate of co-owners to obtain an order against one of its co-owners to compel him to perform an obligation imposed by the declaration of co-ownership.

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The declaration of co-ownership is a contract that orchestrates and regulates the lives of co-owners, lessees and other occupants of the immovable. It represents the guideline for everyone who lives in the immovable.The declaration of co-ownership provides, systematically, that it is up to the board of directors to have its content abided to. However, it happens that people break the rules, in particular by a non-compliant use of a private portion with regard to the destination of the immovable, a noise nuisance and work carried out in violation of the by the laws of the immovable. Other examples illustrate the problems that can occur in the co-ownership, such as an encroachment on a common portion or the improper installation of a floor covering. Anyone who does not abide to the declaration of co-ownership is liable, inter alia, to a legal recourse based on article 1080 of the Civil Code of Quebec . This action may be brought by a co-owner or the syndicate.
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  Usually declarations of co-ownership list the patrimony of the syndicate of co-owners. Among the items owned by the syndicate is the register of co-ownership. It contains all the syndicate's archives, such as the declaration of co-ownership, the up-to-date list of co-owners and tenants of the immovable and the minutes of the co-owners meetings and the board of directors meetings, enabling it to carry out its mission adequately. The co-owners must have access to this register, which can be entrusted to a director or a condo manager.
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L’obligation du Syndicat d’entretenir les parties communes, plus particulièrement les parties communes à usage restreint, a fait couler beaucoup d’encre depuis la réforme de 1994. Souvent, les administrateurs se font tirer l’oreille lorsque des copropriétaires réclament l’exécution de certains travaux majeurs, soit un balcon sérieusement endommagé ou, comme c’était le cas dans l’affaire MARCHAND, pour une verrière qui est la source constante d’infiltration d’eau(1).  
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En tant que conseil d’administration, nous suspectons la présence d’un vice de construction dans l'immeuble. Quelles démarches devrions-nous engager afin de sauvegarder nos droits et ceux des copropriétaires?
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Nous venons d’effectuer la première assemblée des copropriétaires pour élire le nouveau conseil d’administration remplaçant ainsi le promoteur, qui a ainsi perdu le contrôle de l’immeuble. Mais ce dernier n’a rendu aucun compte sur son administration depuis la construction de l’immeuble ! Quels droits avons-nous à son encontre?
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