Definition : Director - Remuneration of directors

The action of a paying a director in consideration of the work carried out for the benefit of the syndicate of co-owners.

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Every director must ensure that the rights relating to the immovable or co-ownership are safeguarded. In that regard, he must ensure the respect of the declaration of co-ownership by the co-owners, the lessees and the occupants of the building. Its duties, obligations and responsibilities are imposed on it under the Civil Code of Quebec and the constituting act of co-ownership. However, the civil liability of a director for the tasks incumbent upon him is largely unrecognised. It should be noted that failure to act with prudence, diligence, honesty and loyalty in the performance of his duties may engage his personal liability. A director must always keep in mind the interest of the co-owners' community. Thousands of Quebecers who sit on an annual basis on a Board of Directors, such as yourself perhaps, are unaware of this reality.
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Être administrateur de copropriété n'est certes pas toujours facile. Cette charge est lourde de responsabilités et comporte des hauts et des bas. Mais l'important, c'est qu'à la fin de son mandat, tout administrateur ait le sentiment du devoir accompli.
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Most co-ownership directors assume this activity free of charge, effectively excluding the collection of any amount of money. But, contrary to popular belief, they can be paid. Usually, the remuneration granted to a director is mainly symbolic and is not similar to a remuneration similar to that paid to a condominium manager. Their remuneration takes various forms: salary, honorariums and attendance fees, just to name a few. This financial compensation, a part of the administrative expenses of the co-ownership, may also include the reimbursement of some expenses incurred by a director.
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Nos administrateurs souhaitent percevoir une rémunération car ils considèrent que cette fonction leur prend beaucoup de leur temps et de leur énergie. Nous n'avons pas assez de budget pour cela. Un des administrateurs a dit lors de la dernière assemblée que ça n'avait pas de sens de faire ça bénévolement et que le syndicat avait l'obligation de rémunérer les administrateurs. Question: Est-ce que c'est vrai que la Loi nous oblige à rémunérer les administrateurs?
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