Definition : Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms - Inviolability of the home

The fundamental right of a natural person whose object is to ensure his protection against infringement of his privacy and intimacy. This right is notably protected by articles 7 and 8 of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

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The directors  of a co-ownership could, eventually, be called upon to enter the private portion of a co-owner. Article 1066 of the Civil Code of Québec obliges the co-owner, as well as his tenant or another occupant, to undergo work within his unit. This also includes justified pre-inspections for the conservation of the building and the safety of the occupants. Any co-owner will have to cooperate in such a situation. Although he as the complete use and enjoyment of his private portion, and no one can infringe upon his fundamental right, he must nevertheless allow access in certain circumstances. More particularly when the syndicate needs to carry out urgent or preservation work to ensure the conservation of the immovable.
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