While the declaration of co-ownership of my immovable allows domestic animals in the co-ownership, the board has decided at its last meeting, to which I did not even attend, that my dog was a "harmful animal" and that it was no longer allowed in the compound of the co-ownership. They thus require that I remove it from the co-ownership.
Question: Does the board have such powers?
I must quickly consult some documents in the register and records of my co-ownership, including the plans of the immovable. I need to respond to a contractor from whom I asked for a quote for work in my apartment. Well there it is, the directors refuse to give me access before Monday at 2 PM. And, to add insult to injury, they want to collect $ 30, in addition to the cost of photocopies!
Question: Do they have the right to impose these access limitations to the register and to collect a fee? After all, these documents are the property of all co-owners, including me.
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?
We are a small co-ownership and have neither the means nor the time to hold elections to appoint directors. Moreover, we have been operating very well this way for years. And before moving into this apartment, I lived in a much larger co-ownership by phases and asked myself the same question when the syndicate entrusted the management of the immovables to a professional manager: was there still a need to keep a board of directors?
Question: Are we legally required to have a board of directors?
Question: What happens if the owners do not find among them the three directors required by the declaration of co-ownership? Is it possible to outsource this mandate, that is to say to a consulting firm?
Question: I bought my condo 3 months ago and I just attended my first meeting of co-owners. I just learned, to my great surprise, that very important work must be undertaken on the masonry of the building. My seller never told me about this work, although it is obvious that he must have known about it since all the other co-owners present at the meeting seemed to be aware of it. Could I turn against my seller because they hid this work from me and had a duty to tell me?
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?
Question: In the declaration of co-ownership, there is a table determining the relative value of the apartment I plan to buy. And I am told that the allocation of common expenses is particularly in relation to this same "relative value". I wonder what exactly it is and whether it can be changed at the time of purchase?