RSS condolegal 2021-03-06T10:25:59+0000 Zend_Feed_Writer http://en.condolegal.com/ condolegal contact@condolegal.com http://www.condolegal.com <![CDATA[Satellite dish on a balcony]]>

A co-owner has placed a satellite dish on his balcony, while the declaration of co-ownership prohibits it.

Question: What should the board do in this situation?

]]>
2017-12-28T10:59:00+0000 2020-02-23T18:48:19+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/your-rights/questions-answers/2338-satellite-dish-balcony A co-owner has placed a satellite dish on his balcony, while the declaration of co-ownership prohibits it. Question: What should the board do in this situation?
<![CDATA[Letting a dog do its business on the balcony]]>

I live on the 5th floor of an 8-storey building. The co-owner on the 7th storey uses his balcony to let the dog urinate and defecate. Unfortunately, the urine and droppings fall back on our balconies. The situation has been going on for almost two years. We sent him e-mails, but they didn’t solve anything. The syndicate has been aware of this situation for a year and a half but nothing is happening. The last few weeks the situation has worsened, because we receive several times a day drops of urine and it stains the windows and the smell is always present. I have to remove my plants and herbs from the edge of the balcony. This week I made a complaint to the City, which should send the co-owner a letter.

Question: If the situation persists, I would like to know what are my rights?

]]>
2017-12-27T22:00:00+0000 2020-09-24T13:03:03+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/your-rights/questions-answers/2848-Letting-a-dog-do-its-business-on-the-balcony I live on the 5th floor of an 8-storey building. The co-owner on the 7th storey uses his balcony to let the dog urinate and defecate. Unfortunately, the urine and droppings fall back on our balconies. The situation has been going on for almost two years. We sent him e-mails, but they didn’t solve anything. The syndicate has been aware of this situation for a year and a half but nothing is happening. The last few weeks the situation has worsened, because we receive several times a day drops of urine and it stains the windows and the smell is always present. I have to remove my plants and herbs from the edge of the balcony. This week I made a complaint to the City, which should send the co-owner a letter. Question: If the situation persists, I would like to know what are my rights?
<![CDATA[Imposing an air freshener upon owners who smoke?]]>

I live in a co-ownership where there are a few smokers, one of which is located directly below me. His smoke migrates into my apartment. I am worried of its effects on my health in the medium and long terms, as well as that of my spouse and those of my two children.

Question: Can our syndicate compel these smokers to install an air freshener in their apartment?

]]>
2016-10-02T10:52:00+0000 2018-01-13T12:51:53+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/your-rights/questions-answers/2102-imposing-an-air-freshener-upon-owners-who-smoke? I live in a co-ownership where there are a few smokers, one of which is located directly below me. His smoke migrates into my apartment. I am worried of its effects on my health in the medium and long terms, as well as that of my spouse and those of my two children. Question: Can our syndicate compel these smokers to install an air freshener in their apartment?
<![CDATA[Can smoking be banned in an existing co-ownership?]]>

I am president of the Board of Directors of a co-ownership. A co-owner informed me recently that he is bothered by the secondhand smoke of a smoker who lives in the apartment below. Cigarette fumes are persistent in the complainant's unit, even when operating the air exchanger. There is also smoke present in the corridors of the building.

Question: Can we ban the use of tobacco in the private portions of our building?

]]>
2016-09-13T15:37:00+0000 2019-09-27T19:45:19+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/your-rights/questions-answers/2087-can-smoking-be-banned-in-an-existing-co-ownership? I am president of the Board of Directors of a co-ownership. A co-owner informed me recently that he is bothered by the secondhand smoke of a smoker who lives in the apartment below. Cigarette fumes are persistent in the complainant's unit, even when operating the air exchanger. There is also smoke present in the corridors of the building. Question: Can we ban the use of tobacco in the private portions of our building?
<![CDATA[We do not have a contingency fund]]>

I have been living for a year in a condo I bought in a recently built building. To my surprise, there is still no contingency fund being funded. We pay the common expenses of the immovable monthly (maintenance, snow removal, condo insurance), but no 5% of the budget contribution to "Contingency fund". Yet, a lawyer friend told me it was mandatory!

Question: Is this normal?

]]>
2010-03-20T01:32:07+0000 2018-01-13T13:05:06+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/your-rights/questions-answers/681-we-do-not-have-a-contingency-fund I have been living for a year in a condo I bought in a recently built building. To my surprise, there is still no contingency fund being funded. We pay the common expenses of the immovable monthly (maintenance, snow removal, condo insurance), but no 5% of the budget contribution to "Contingency fund". Yet, a lawyer friend told me it was mandatory! Question: Is this normal?
<![CDATA[Co-ownership and barbecues: what are the rules?]]> coproprietaire-syndicat-176.jpg

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?

]]>
2010-03-20T01:26:27+0000 2020-01-06T19:53:57+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/your-rights/questions-answers/678-condo-barbecues-rules 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?
<![CDATA[My condo is noisy as hell]]>

I am constantly disturbed by noise in my condo, because its soundproofing is deficient. The co-owners living upstairs aggravate me, because of constant barking and loud music. My next door neighbour has the same problem with her neighbors above, who have recently installed hardwood floors!

Question: What are our recourses to remedy this problem?

]]>
2010-03-20T01:24:39+0000 2020-01-06T19:07:05+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/your-rights/questions-answers/677-My-condo-is-noisy I am constantly disturbed by noise in my condo, because its soundproofing is deficient. The co-owners living upstairs aggravate me, because of constant barking and loud music. My next door neighbour has the same problem with her neighbors above, who have recently installed hardwood floors! Question: What are our recourses to remedy this problem?
<![CDATA[Old Age Tax Credit]]>

Having reached 70 and a half years old, can I get a tax credit for home care support services I receive in my condo ?

]]>
2010-03-20T01:05:19+0000 2018-03-24T11:09:50+0000 http://en.condolegal.com/your-rights/questions-answers/671-old-age-tax-credit Having reached 70 and a half years old, can I get a tax credit for home care support services I receive in my condo ?