The cost of replacing a property damaged at the time of the loss compared to another of similar quality. This method takes into account the original price paid, as well as depreciation (the natural decrease in the value of a property over time, due to its wear and tear) and the physical condition of the asset at the time of the loss. In divided co-ownership, this value is used by:
Un copropriétaire a accidentellement défoncé avec son véhicule la porte de garage. Celle-ci doit être changée complètement. Son assureur nous propose de nous indemniser que partiellement. Celui-ci nous offre de payer 90% de la facture à cause de la dépréciation. Question : Sommes-nous tenus d’accepter cette proposition?
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A co-owner may be liable to the syndicate, the other co-owners and the occupants of the immovable. As stated in Article 1457 of the Civil Code of Québec, every person has a duty not to harm others. As a co-owner, you must be careful and abide to the appropriate rules of conduct in accordance with the context and circumstances. Otherwise, you engage your civil liability and are required to remedy (financially third parties for moral or property damage and personal injury.