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Flow of rainwater to a nearby lot: the Syndicate of co-ownership is sentenced in part for the damage caused 

13 April 2014

This is about an action for damages resulting from water seepage from the property of the Syndicate of co-ownership after the rains of 2010 mainly.

The Court found that the un-contradicted evidence presented at the hearing revealed that the properties of the parties are located on each side of an alley between two streets in Montreal. It is recognized by the parties that this lane has a natural slope facing the plaintiffs’ property and the Court noted that these must agree to receive the rainwater falling on this alley.

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CREA Updates and Extends Resale Housing Forecast 

04 April 2014
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2014, and extended the outlook to 2015. National resale ... read more

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 per cent  

21 March 2014

The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 3/4 per cent.

Both total CPI and core inflation in Canada are still expected to follow roughly the path outlined in the January Monetary Policy Report, although recent readings were slightly higher than expected. Excess supply in the economy and competition in the retail sector will likely keep inflation well below the 2 per cent target this year.

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Garantie de «condos» ou de maisons neuves: une refonte majeure 

13 March 2014

La ministre du Travail, ministre de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale et ministre responsable de la Condition féminine, Mme Agnès Maltais, est heureuse d’annoncer l’entrée en vigueur d’une refonte majeure du Règlement sur le Plan de garantie des bâtiments résidentiels neufs afin de mieux protéger les acheteurs.

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Selling ​​your condominium: you have found a buyer, but what's next? 

03 March 2014

You have chosen to sell your condo and you managed to find a buyer. However, like any discerning buyer, he would want to know more about the co-ownership in which your condo is located. What are the documents and other information one might ask you in the months and weeks prior to the signing of the deed?

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Pre-authorized debits: the Syndicate must specify their amount according to the Court 

14 February 2014

The Syndicate of the co-ownership claims from a co-owner shared expenses, administrative costs and interest. The co-owner refuses to pay his contribution to the common expenses, and he challenges the Syndicate’s request to pay them with one check or pre-authorized debits. The Syndicate would want him to sign a form of pre-authorized debits without specifying the amount that can be withdrawn. The co-owner argues that this amounts to no less than to sign a blank check, which he refuses.

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A door was smashed by firefighters: The syndicate is seeking damages from the co-owner 

29 January 2014

In a recent judgment, the Court of Quebec, a Small Claims division¹, focused on a claim for damages from a syndicate of co-owners against a co-owner for damage caused by an intervention of the fire brigade due to a fire in a neighboring unit on the same floor. For his part, the co-owner calls to justice, in the same case, the syndicate for the stress and inconvenience he claims to have suffered as a result of the law suit by the syndicate.

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Preventing condensation in cold weather 

22 January 2014

In Quebec you never know in advance what the winter will bring.

Some winters are very cold and even when your house is equipped with a good ventilation system it is possible that signs of condensation such as the formation of ice at the bottom of the windows appear. According to the Association provinciale des constructeurs d’habitations du Québec (APCHQ) it is possible to avoid this problem.

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Fall of a co-owner on icy surface: the Court dismissed her claim against the syndicate and its snow removal service 

30 December 2013

In a recent decision of the Court of Quebec, a small claims division¹, a co-owner of a syndicate of co-ownership saw the Court dismiss her claim for damages for loss of income and expenses caused by her fall on the snowy and icy ground of the condominium.

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Holiday Schedule 2013-2014 

23 December 2013

Tuesday, December 24: 9am to 12pm, closed in the afternoon
Wednesday, December 25: Closed
Thursday, December 26: Closed

Tuesday, December 31: 9am to 12pm, closed in the afternoon
Wednesday, January 1: Closed
Thursday, January 2: Closed

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