Perception by the sense of smell of an emanation caused by residues from tobacco combustion.
L'usage du tabac en copropriété divise suscite bien souvent la controverse. Faut-il bannir le tabagisme en copropriété, alors que les fumeurs ont eux aussi des droits. La question est délicate est nécessite d'y apporter des nuances.
A source of permanent controversy in co-ownership, cannabis and tobacco smoking arouse passions. However, it is recognized that there is no inalienable right for a co-owner to smoke in the common portions or in a private portion. On the contrary, the common law on abnormal neighbourhood disturbances and the effects of second-hand smoke on the health of people exposed to it advocate prohibition. In this regard, the right to life and to the safety and integrity of the person enshrined in the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms is moving towards an obligation to abstain from smoking in collective dwellings. Under the circumstances, should co-ownership syndicates banish this habit? This is not an easy question to answer. Easier said than done, some will say. And they are not wrong. Here’s a look at the whole legal issue that defines smoking in co-ownerships.
Cette webradio traite de l'usage prohibé du cannabis dans plusieurs copropriétés au Québec, des occupants qui enfreignent cette interdiction, ainsi que des problèmes qu'entraîne la migration d'odeurs, en raison d'une mauvaise compartimentation entre les appartements d'un immeuble.
La décriminalisation de la marijuana, en octobre 2018, est encore un sujet de controverse dans nombre de copropriétés québécoises. Elle oppose les copropriétaires favorables à cette mesure à ceux qui s’y objectent farouchement, notamment en raison de la propagation d’odeurs et des dangers inhérents à la fumée secondaire.
An apartment held in divided co-ownership caught your attention. You seriously consider buying it, but before making a commitment, you would like more information about the neighborhood. To obtain additional information to that supplied by the co-owner seller, it will often be necessary to conduct your own survey. This is important on account of the possibility of abnormal neighborhood annoyances caused by noise, odors and smoke, the main cause of co-owners’ conflicts.
The co-owner of the apartment below ours uses the barbecue on his balcony almost daily. The smoke and smell of grilled meat are so strong that I no longer wish to use my balcony. These fumes force me to keep my patio door and my windows closed.
Question: Are there legal provisions to assert my rights?
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