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WHO'S THE (REAL) BOSS? - ARTICLE 1097

 
IS ARTICLE 1097 OF THE CIVIL CODE ENFORCEABLE IN ALL CASES?

Several times in the past we discussed the ranking of powers between the Civil Code, the general laws of the Province , the Municipal jurisdiction and your declaration of co-ownership:
1- Provincial laws forbid barbecues everywhere.  Whatever city by laws say of declaration of co-ownership say, provincial wins;
2- Your declaration allows barbecues on balcony; city regulations forbid barbecues on balconies. City wins;
3- Your declaration forbids barbecues on balcony; city allows barbecues on balconies.  Your declaration wins.

Article 1097 of the Civil code is of public order and obliges to obtain double majority before altering, improving or enlarge common portion, but there are some exceptions.

See the article published in our Revue de la Copropriété au Québec

LES ARBRES - ENTRETIEN DES ARBRES: GARE À LA NÉGLIGENCE

 LES ARBRES

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Le syndicat peut, si des branches ou des racines venant du fonds voisin s'avancent sur son fonds et nuisent sérieusement à son usage, demander à son voisin de les couper" Il est interdit au syndicat de le faire lui-même.

Lire l'article paru dans une de nos éditions de notre Revue de la Copropriété au Québec 

Did you hear about “bed bugs”?

Bed bugs are the news of the day. Every exterminator; all chemical manufacturers; any bacteria or virus researchers are on the alert button. Anyone with an interest in making a bit of money from something that frightens or can frighten people is very active for the time being.
 
Not that this problem is not serious: it is. Even the very serious New York Time talked about it.
 
O.K. this “bed bug” affair is more American than Canadian yet but still, the situation is real and can become alarming. Except that we should like to remind all about two years ago acari’s (or acarinas) alert and the H1N1 virus of last year. Very genuine, very serious, very exaggerate.
 
Can we say the same for bed bugs affair? We really don’t know but let’s say we are a bit sceptical about the size of this menace. This is the kind of event where all should be alert but none should panic over.

The tax credit for home-support services for seniors

You remember that the syndicate of co-ownership had to deliver the (formally MD.5-V form now known as) TPZ-1 029.MD.5-V before the last day of February under treat of a 25$ a day penalty (maximum 2,500$ per senior).

We finally have a chart of eligible expenses. There are exactly 13 items: 3 for housekeeping services and 10 for maintenance of common portions. You take numbers from your financial statements. This is supposed to be for fiscal year 2008 but your own fiscal year will do.

It is possible that only one or few items only apply to your syndicate. If it is the case, it's O.K.

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