Definition : Building façades

Exterior cladding of the walls of a building as well as all accessories, electrical or mechanical equipment and other permanent or temporary objects connected to these walls. In divided co-ownership, the façade is  presumed  to be a common portion, as it usually enters into the composition of the foundations and main walls. It is therefore up to the syndicate of co-owners to maintain and conserve it. .

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ! In vertical co-ownership, the facade is usually qualified by the declaration of co-ownership as a common part. It is otherwise in horizontal co-ownership (e.g. townhouses), the facade generally being an integral part of the private portions.

  WARNING ! Under the Building Chapter of the Safety Code, a building of five or more storeys is subject to maintenance requirements and various checks to keep this element safe. In particular, the syndicate must keep a register, carry out compulsory inspections and obtain an audit report issued by an engineer or an architect, according to certain terms and intervals.

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