I plan to buy an on plan apartment. As I am intolerant to second-hand smoke from other units, acquiring a condo in a co-ownership in which my neighbors could be smokers is out of the question.
Question: How can I get assurances from the developer, that smoking will be prohibited in the private portions of the building to be built?
I am the co-owner of a new condo. Other owners and I have recently discovered cracks in the foundation of the building, as well as water infiltration in the garage. The promoter is mute, and we have not yet transferred the administration.
Question: Should we refuse to elect our first Board of Directors, until the issues identified have been corrected? And should I sell immediately before other major problems arise?
Condo, condo fees, condo purchase, condolegal…
Question: What is the origin of the word “condo”, and what does it mean?
Answer: The “condo”, for the urban Quebecer, has only one obvious meaning! It is an apartment in an immovable held in co-ownership.
This fact of life is the first shortcut… The condominium, in the field of real-estate, is first and foremost a reference to the entire building held in co-ownership, and not only to one of its apartments. But if we go back in time, outside the concept of co-ownership as we know it, the condominium had originally an altogether different meaning!
I just bought an apartment in a co-ownership.
Question: Should the syndicate be provided with a copy of the deed of sale in order to file it in the registers of the co-ownership? Can it require the new co-owner to provide the said deed of sale? And if so, who must pay for it?
I want to buy a condo, but I am aware that for the most part the documents necessary for an informed purchase are in the register of the co-ownership.
Question: How can I access the register of the co-ownership? Is it for me or the seller to ask? If I have to take care of it, can I do it alone or do I need a third person to accompany me through this process?