Definition : Right to follow

The right conferred on the syndicate of co-owners allowing it to claim from the purchaser of a fraction all common expenses due, in capital and interest, by the seller at the time of the acquisition of this fraction.

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The failure to pay general or special common expenses (condo fees) is one of the most contentious co-ownership’s issues. It is the duty of the board of directors of the syndicate of co-owners to collect them, unless this task has been delegated to the condo manager. When a co-owner's contributions have been in arrears for more than three months, the law provides, ex officio, that he automatically loses his right to vote at the general meetings of the co-owners. He is also exposed to legal recourses, so that the syndicate can recover the amounts owing. A review of the options in such cases.  
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Les charges communes doivent être payées par le copropriétaire de l’unité d’habitation. S'il ne paie pas, il est considéré comme défaillant, ou « en défaut de paiement ». Des recours existent pour cela. Toutefois, d'autres situations, plus rares, peuvent se présenter et doivent être envisagées.
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Before purchasing the apartment of your dreams, find out the status of the expenses (condo fees) of the apartment owing by the vendor, as you will have to pay the arrears once you become the owner of the apartment.
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Before buying the apartment of your dreams, find out about the status of the common expenses associated with it, especially those that may have remained unpaid by the seller. Common expenses, better known as " condo fees", which you will have to pay once you become a homeowner, are an essential component to consider. They correspond to the current expenses that you will have to pay regularly for the operation, the administration of the co-ownership and the maintenance of the common portions. Each co-owner participates and generally pays them at the beginning of each month.  
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When selling an immovable, the buyer is required to pay with interest on all common expenses owed by the seller (article 1069 of the Civil Code of Quebec). The syndicate will then be able to claim sums from him that he never thought he would have to pay. However, if a request concerning the statement of common expenses has been sent to the syndicate (before the final sale), either by the notary or by the buyer, and the syndicate has not responded to it within 15 days of the said request, the latter will not be able to claim payment from the new co-owner.  
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