Definition : Legal recourse - Service (notification)

Act by which a party officially brings to the attention of another party, through a bailiff, a document such as a notice of default, a proceeding or a judgment. This is referred to as a "service" of the document. Notification may also be made by mail, public notice, delivery of the document or other technological means.

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The failure to pay general or special common expenses (condo fees) is one of the most contentious co-ownership’s issues. It is the duty of the board of directors of the syndicate of co-owners to collect them, unless this task has been delegated to the condo manager. When a co-owner's contributions have been in arrears for more than three months, the law provides, ex officio, that he automatically loses his right to vote at the general meetings of the co-owners. He is also exposed to legal recourses, so that the syndicate can recover the amounts owing. A review of the options in such cases.  
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