Definition : Common portions for restricted use - Allocation plan of the common portions for restricted use

Graphic illustration of the location of certain common portions for restricted use (e.g. parking spaces or lockers). Filed in the register of the co-ownership, its main purpose is to inform the Board of Directors, and by extension the co-owners, of the exclusive rights of enjoyment of the co-owners in the common areas. The allocation plan generally allows the identification of common potions for restricted use that are not contiguous to a private portion. It delimits them in relation to the other common portions, and usually identifies them with a number.This document is an integral part of the register of co-ownership and shall be made available to any co-owner upon request.

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