RSS condolegal 2021-01-17T06:57:22+0000 Zend_Feed_Writer http://en.condolegal.com/ condolegal contact@condolegal.com http://www.condolegal.com <![CDATA[Outdoor swimming pool and COVID-19 ]]> Although according to the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ), the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a swimming pool is very low or non-existent, access to swimming pools remains prohibited until further notice. According to virologist Hugues Loemba, a clinician-researcher at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, the risk does not come from water, but from "promiscuity between healthy people and those with COVID-19 (asymptomatic or symptomatic)" ».

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2020-05-31T09:38:00+0000 2020-05-31T12:26:50+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/2842-Outdoor-swimming-pool-and-COVID-19 Although according to the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ), the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a swimming pool is very low or non-existent, access to swimming pools remains prohibited until further notice. According to virologist Hugues Loemba, a clinician-researcher at Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, the risk does not come from water, but from "promiscuity between healthy people and those with COVID-19 (asymptomatic or symptomatic)" ».
<![CDATA[THE CONDO MANAGERS HAVE THEIR HANDS FULL WITH THE CORONAVIRUS]]> March 20, 2020 – Condo managers are very busy these days because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). And for good reason, since several syndicates of co-owners have seniors in their buildings, but also occupants who are hostile to containment measures.

"Last weekend, a Montreal co-owner threw a tantrum because the building manager closed the pool. This co-owner was so upset that he requested his dismissal," revealed Lawyer Emeritus and Secretary General of the RGCQ, Yves Joli-Coeur, in an interview with Radio-Canada yesterday.

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2020-03-20T18:53:00+0000 2020-03-26T12:33:09+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/2764-condo-managers-coronavirus March 20, 2020 – Condo managers are very busy these days because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). And for good reason, since several syndicates of co-owners have seniors in their buildings, but also occupants who are hostile to containment measures. "Last weekend, a Montreal co-owner threw a tantrum because the building manager closed the pool. This co-owner was so upset that he requested his dismissal," revealed Lawyer Emeritus and Secretary General of the RGCQ, Yves Joli-Coeur, in an interview with Radio-Canada yesterday.
<![CDATA[Montreal will require smoke detectors with non-removable batteries]]>

June 19, 2019 - Smoke detectors with a 9-volt battery are a thing of the past in Montreal. From June 20, the city will require that they be replaced by devices equipped with a non-removable lithium battery, whose life expectancy is 10 years. This new rule applies to buildings constructed before 1985.

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2019-06-19T16:27:00+0000 2019-07-09T14:30:11+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/2620-montreal-will-require-smoke-detectors-with-non-removable-batteries June 19, 2019 - Smoke detectors with a 9-volt battery are a thing of the past in Montreal. From June 20, the city will require that they be replaced by devices equipped with a non-removable lithium battery, whose life expectancy is 10 years. This new rule applies to buildings constructed before 1985.
<![CDATA[Co-ownership legislative reform: Lise Thériault inherited a sensitive issue ]]> January 29, 2018 - After promising seemingly forever co-ownership legislative reform , Québec Minister of Justice, Stéphanie Vallée, passed the buck to her colleague Lise Thériault, Minister responsible for “l’habitation et la protection des consommateurs”( Housing and Consumer Protection) and this spring she wants to introduce a bill on a this pressing issue.

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2018-01-29T16:32:00+0000 2018-02-06T23:57:52+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/2352-co-ownership-legislative-reform-Lise-Thériault-inherited-a-sensitive-issue January 29, 2018 - After promising seemingly forever co-ownership legislative reform , Québec Minister of Justice, Stéphanie Vallée, passed the buck to her colleague Lise Thériault, Minister responsible for “l’habitation et la protection des consommateurs”( Housing and Consumer Protection) and this spring she wants to introduce a bill on a this pressing issue.
<![CDATA[Yves Joli-Coeur talks about cannabis in co-ownerships on Radio-Canada]]>

January 12, 2018 - Smoking pot in one’s condo may disturb several co‑owners, if cannabis second-hand smoke migrates from your apartment to another. Lawyer emeritus and RGCQ's general secretary, Yves Joli-Coeur, foresees several difficult situations to manage in condos, when recreational purposes marijuana is officially legalized in the country.

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2018-01-13T03:19:00+0000 2019-10-22T16:01:52+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/2341-Yves-Joli-Coeur-talks-about-cannabis-in-co-ownerships-on-Radio-Canada January 12, 2018 - Smoking pot in one’s condo may disturb several co‑owners, if cannabis second-hand smoke migrates from your apartment to another. Lawyer emeritus and RGCQ's general secretary, Yves Joli-Coeur, foresees several difficult situations to manage in condos, when recreational purposes marijuana is officially legalized in the country.
<![CDATA[Ontario: compulsory license for co-ownership managers]]> December 9, 2017 - Ontario's recently introduced Protecting Co-Owners Act, 2015 provides, inter alia, mandatory training for co-ownership managers. As of January 30, 2018, they will be required to hold a license in good standing issued by CMRAO (the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario), otherwise they will no longer be able to offer their services to the syndicates of co-owners.

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2017-12-09T18:22:00+0000 2018-01-30T20:28:52+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/2328-ontario-compulsory-license-co-ownership-managers December 9, 2017 - Ontario's recently introduced Protecting Co-Owners Act, 2015 provides, inter alia, mandatory training for co-ownership managers. As of January 30, 2018, they will be required to hold a license in good standing issued by CMRAO (the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario), otherwise they will no longer be able to offer their services to the syndicates of co-owners.
<![CDATA[Mandatory license for co-ownership managers]]>

August 24, 2017 --- After enacting the Condominium Owners Protection Act in December 2015, Ontario recently announced an important guideline deriving therefrom. Effective November 1, 2017, all condominium (co-ownership) managers will have 90 days to apply for a license under the Condominium Management Services Act.

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2017-08-24T14:51:00+0000 2018-01-30T21:59:24+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/2281-mandatory-license-co-ownership-managers August 24, 2017 --- After enacting the Condominium Owners Protection Act in December 2015, Ontario recently announced an important guideline deriving therefrom. Effective November 1, 2017, all condominium (co-ownership) managers will have 90 days to apply for a license under the Condominium Management Services Act.
<![CDATA[Punctured by woodpeckers]]> July 20, 2016 - The contingency fund is an essential kitty for any co-ownership. The recent misadventure of a group of co-owners in Kelowna, British Columbia, reminds us that it could be used well before the common portions reach the end of their life expectancy.

The said co-owners association had to spend $ 225,000, prematurely on account of substantial damage to its building facades caused by woodpeckers (maybe the offspring of the infamous Woodywoodpecker ). These birds have literally eaten away all the outer cladding.

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2016-07-20T16:19:00+0000 2016-08-31T02:16:04+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/2055-condo-punctured-by-woodpeckers July 20, 2016 - The contingency fund is an essential kitty for any co-ownership. The recent misadventure of a group of co-owners in Kelowna, British Columbia, reminds us that it could be used well before the common portions reach the end of their life expectancy. The said co-owners association had to spend $ 225,000, prematurely on account of substantial damage to its building facades caused by woodpeckers (maybe the offspring of the infamous Woodywoodpecker ). These birds have literally eaten away all the outer cladding.
<![CDATA[New co-ownership management educational program]]> July 12, 2016 - A new university co-ownership management program is born. It will be given at the Centre de perfectionnement de l’École des sciences de la gestion (ESG UQUAM) (Development center of the Management Sciences School ESG UQAM) starting on September 8 next.

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2016-07-12T18:57:00+0000 2016-08-31T02:21:12+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/2050-new-co-ownership-management-educational-program July 12, 2016 - A new university co-ownership management program is born. It will be given at the Centre de perfectionnement de l’École des sciences de la gestion (ESG UQUAM) (Development center of the Management Sciences School ESG UQAM) starting on September 8 next.
<![CDATA[Voluntary syndicates Wanted ]]> February 9, 2016 - RGCQ is looking for syndicates of co-owners to participate in a trial project, leading ultimately to the creation of the Condo Index. The latter will become an indicator of the financial performance of a co-ownership. The Condo Index is the next logical step after the creation by the RGCQ of the standardized chart of accounts.

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2016-02-09T21:35:00+0000 2016-02-17T20:28:33+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/1980-syndicates-wanted February 9, 2016 - RGCQ is looking for syndicates of co-owners to participate in a trial project, leading ultimately to the creation of the Condo Index. The latter will become an indicator of the financial performance of a co-ownership. The Condo Index is the next logical step after the creation by the RGCQ of the standardized chart of accounts.
<![CDATA[From down and out to hero]]> January 18, 2016 - After an exhausting battle against its syndicate of co-owners (le Verre -Bourg in Ste-Foy), Robert Delarosbil has been elected President the Board this Monday.

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2016-01-18T19:29:00+0000 2020-09-24T11:53:06+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/1963-from-down-and-out-to-hero January 18, 2016 - After an exhausting battle against its syndicate of co-owners (le Verre -Bourg in Ste-Foy), Robert Delarosbil has been elected President the Board this Monday.
<![CDATA[New Ontario condominium act ]]> January 15th 2016- Ontario has been revising for a long time its 1998 Condominium Act (Condominium Act). Its new version adopted December 2nd 2015, designated the “2015 Protecting Condominium Owners Act “has significantly reinforced the measures of protection applicable to condo associations”.

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2016-01-15T17:12:00+0000 2016-03-09T18:18:09+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/1962-New-Ontario-condominium-act January 15th 2016- Ontario has been revising for a long time its 1998 Condominium Act (Condominium Act). Its new version adopted December 2nd 2015, designated the “2015 Protecting Condominium Owners Act “has significantly reinforced the measures of protection applicable to condo associations”.
<![CDATA[The RL -31 becomes mandatory]]> January 5, 2016 – As of January1, 2016, Revenu Québec imposes the use of the RL-31 slip (RL-31). This document is intended for those individuals or businesses who own a building containing at least one leased dwelling. They are required to provide this slip to any tenant whose name is on a lease or who sublets an apartment, as of December31, 2015 specifically.

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2016-01-04T17:09:00+0000 2016-03-05T21:23:44+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/1952-revenu-quebec-RL-31 January 5, 2016 – As of January1, 2016, Revenu Québec imposes the use of the RL-31 slip (RL-31). This document is intended for those individuals or businesses who own a building containing at least one leased dwelling. They are required to provide this slip to any tenant whose name is on a lease or who sublets an apartment, as of December31, 2015 specifically.
<![CDATA[New Director General of RGCQ]]> December 15, 2015 - Laurent Emery was recently appointed Director General of RGCQ. The board of directors of the non-profit organization announced it today.

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2015-12-15T18:59:00+0000 2015-12-21T13:34:25+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/1947-director-RGCQ December 15, 2015 - Laurent Emery was recently appointed Director General of RGCQ. The board of directors of the non-profit organization announced it today.
<![CDATA[France in trouble]]> November 30th, 2015 –The number of problematic French co-ownerships have increased in recent years. It is “impossible to estimate how many, in the absence of recent statistics”, states Blanche Guillemot, a Director of the “Agence nationale de l’habitat” (the National Housing Agency), quoted by the Le Monde newspaper.

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2015-11-30T16:39:00+0000 2017-03-23T18:53:54+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/1937-france-trouble November 30th, 2015 –The number of problematic French co-ownerships have increased in recent years. It is “impossible to estimate how many, in the absence of recent statistics”, states Blanche Guillemot, a Director of the “Agence nationale de l’habitat” (the National Housing Agency), quoted by the Le Monde newspaper.
<![CDATA[An ideal environment to commit fraud]]> May 18, 2010 - One hundred people attended on April 17 at the spring conference of the Regroupement des gestionnaires et copropriétaires du Québec (Coalition of managers and owners of Québec) RGCQ. They listened to lectures from four specialists on the issue of fraud in co-ownerships.

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2010-05-18T09:00:00+0000 2016-03-05T21:24:43+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/management/news/850-fraud-environment May 18, 2010 - One hundred people attended on April 17 at the spring conference of the Regroupement des gestionnaires et copropriétaires du Québec (Coalition of managers and owners of Québec) RGCQ. They listened to lectures from four specialists on the issue of fraud in co-ownerships.