Definition : Attic (vacant space under the roof)

Portion of the building located between a sloping roof and the ceiling of a top floor apartment. The attic is usually located in the immovable’s common portions. The use by a co-owner of the attic as living space can sometimes lead to a non-compliance within the immovable and to the declaration of co-ownership.

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When the work of a co-owner has an impact on the common portions, the latter must obtain authorization from the meeting of co-owners to have it undertaken, even if the work is carried out in his private portion. This authorization requires a vote, the majority of which is greater than that required for the current decisions. Failure to comply with this rule could result in a co-owner being ordered to restore the premises to their original state or even to pay damages.    
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