Definition : Abuse of right - Abuse of the majority

A decision taken during a general meeting by a majority of co-owners, without necessarily being taken in the collective interest, the result of which is prejudicial to one or more co-owners.

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Vivre en copropriété requiert une certaine tolérance et d'être diplomate à ses heures. Les conflits entre copropriétaires et administrateurs peuvent, bien souvent, trouver leur apaisement dans la communication. Bien que ce soit parfois plus facile à dire qu'à faire, mieux vaut (à tout le moins) essayer cette avenue, au lieu de se retrouver au tribunal avec toutes les répercussions négatives que cela suppose.
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  The co-owners have a legal proceeding when they oppose decisions taken by the meeting of co-owners. They generally seek to contest decisions they consider unjustified. In order to promote the stability of the decisions made at the meeting of co-owners, the legislator allows such recourse only in certain circumstances. Thus, Article 1103 of the Civil Code of Québec provides that any co-owner may apply to the court to annul or, exceptionally, to amend a decision of the general meeting if the decision is biased, if it was taken with the intent to injure the co-owners or in contempt of their rights, or if an error was made in counting the votes.   
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12 octobre 2019 — « La maison d’un homme est son château », dit un vieil adage. Mais lorsque ce château est un appartement détenu en copropriété divise, son propriétaire devrait savoir que les droits collectifs ont préséance sur ses droits individuels. Cela est d’autant plus vrai lorsqu’un conseil d’administration doit prendre d’importantes décisions. Malheureusement, certains copropriétaires n’ont pas en tête cette notion.
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The right to vote is recognized as an essential element of any modern society, and as such, co-owners cannot be deprived of it except as provided in the law. In addition, each co-owner has, in principle, at the meeting a number of votes proportional to the relative value of his fraction. However, in certain circumstances, it is provided that the co-owner may have his right to vote suspended or reduced, by the sole effect of the law. It is important to know who may be affected by these restrictions and what the consequences are.The voting rights of the co-owners of the immovable can, in certain circumstances, be suspended or reduced. It is important to know who may be affected by these restrictions and their consequences.
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