Definition : Majority (general meeting of co-owners) - Unanimity

Majority with the consent of all co-owners, during a vote at the meeting of co-owners. It represents all the voices that can be expressed in the co-ownership.

WARNING! ? Given its fundamental importance, any change to the destination of the immovable requires a favourable vote by three-quarters of the co-owners, representing 90% of the votes of all co-owners. Article 53 of the Act Respecting the Implementation of the Reform of the Civil Code (L.Q. 1992, c. 57) provides, however, that if a declaration of co-ownership registered prior to 1994 establishes the unanimity rule for decisions regarding the change of the destination of the immovable, this requirement remains, despite sections 1098(1) and 1101 of the Civil Code of Québec. 

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The rules for voting in meeting of co-owners vary depending on the importance of the decision to be made. They require a complex calculations in order to determine whether a the required majority has been reached. To do so, you must make sure that the register of co-owners is up to date, and that the compilation of votes is done according to the relative value specific to each fraction. This reduces the risk of contestation of an adopted resolution. That said, some decisions have extremely important consequences for all co-owners so the requirements in terms of majorities are then higher. For this reason, the law essentially imposes four levels of majority: absolute, enhanced, double.  
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