Definition : Meeting of co-owners - Deadlock in decision-making

Total inability to carry out a vote due in particular to a tie of the votes of the co-owners.  Article 1103.1 of the Civil Code of Quebec states the  following: Where the co-owners are prevented from acting as a majority or in the specified proportion owing to an impediment or the systematic opposition of some of them, the court may, on the application of a co-owner, make any order it sees fit in the circumstances.This section was introduced into the Civil Code of Québec in December 2019 by Bill 16. This addition makes it possible to resolve certain situations of blockages in decision-making within the co-ownership.

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We are only two co-owners and directors. When I arrived a year ago, there was no management of the co-ownership, no assembly. I have held two meetings for a year and informed the other co-owner of the legislation in terms of co-ownership and the existence of the declaration of co-ownership, the latter having no notion on this subject. In addition, a year ago, I told him that his balcony needed to be repaired since it was flowing (rust) on my patio. Each co-owner must see to the maintenance of the balcony and patio. He mentioned to me that he was aware that it had been in this state for at least 4 years. I was afraid that the balcony would collapse this winter with the weight of the snow. We are the two signatories on the account. Therefore, I could not undertake the work on behalf of the syndicate. Questions: What can I do to require the work to be done quickly? Send him a formal notice ? I may no longer have his collaboration at all, which is already difficult.
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Constituée de six logements ou moins, une petite copropriété est un bâtiment de taille modeste ne nécessitant généralement ni ascenseur ni de concierge, allégeant ainsi les charges de copropriétés. Le Code civil du Québec a introduit un régime juridique spécifique pour certaines copropriétés à savoir celles comportant moins de cinq fractions. Par ailleurs, on distingue les « très petites copropriétés » composées de deux fractions. Dans ces dernières copropriétés, le rassemblement revêt un caractère moins formel notamment dans le cas d’une copropriété à deux. En effet, toutes les initiatives sont tranchées à l’unanimité à l’occasion d’un échange sans formalité particulière. Ces copropriétés sont souvent dysfonctionnelles, car les copropriétaires apportent peu d’importances au formalisme prévu par la loi. Ainsi, il est fréquent de constater que les organes décisionnels du syndicat sont inopérants. Pire encore, certains de syndicats ne sont pas convenablement assurés, mettant ainsi en péril le patrimoine immobilier des copropriétaires.   
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At a meeting of the board of directors, directors must not make any decision that is biased, or with the intention of harming the co-owners (or any of them) or disregarding their rights. In case of defect, the co-owners (or a director) can now take legal proceedings to oppose decisions taken by the ​Board of directors. Article 1086.2 of the Civil Code of Quebec, which came into force on January 10, 2020, allows the court to set aside or, exceptionally, to correct a decision of the board of directors. The proceedings must be initiated within 90 days of the decision of the board of directors. In order to promote stability of the Board’s decisions, the legislator allows to bring such recourses only in certain circumstances.
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The presence of a board of directors is mandatory in a co-ownership. It is the executive body of the syndicate and its legal representative. As for its members, they act as mandataries of the syndicate. Because of the phenomenon of co-ownership in difficulty or dysfunctional, the legislator, through Bill 16, has put in place judicial mechanisms to overcome these difficulties. Article 1086.4 was thus introduced into the Civil Code of Quebec. This addition allows the court to replace the board of directors with a provisional administrator, if circumstances warrant, and to determine the terms and conditions of its administration (e.g., term of office).  
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