Definition : Civil code of Québec

An Act of general application being the legal basis of  Québec Law. In conjunction with the Charter of  human rights and freedoms, it governs all civil law matters. It includes, without limitations, the rules which determine the establishment, the organization and the operation of divided co-ownerships.

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The interpretation of a declaration of co-ownership during a general meeting of the co-owners is sometimes problematic. If, moreover, it has been published before the coming into force of the Civil Code of Québec, in 1994, things can get dicey. In order to avoid potential conflicts between co-owners, caused by  an outdated declaration of co-ownership, it is essential to have it rewritten, if it has been published before January 1, 1994. A professional with experience in co-ownership law is qualified to do so. It is better to invest in rewriting your declaration of co-ownership, rather than getting tangled in costly litigation, the result of which is sometime uncertain.
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