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ARTICLE 1064 CIVIL CODE

 COMMON FEES ARE PAID BY SHARE; NO CHEATING PLEASE!

Too many times, we have witnessed a situation where an assessment to co-owners was made by a Board of Directors on equity instead of relative value.  Something like:

1- "Well", we have heard "this guy has a larger private portion than anyone else and in our opinion he should support a greater share of common expenses.  At the same time, it is a relief for other less fortunate co-owners".  Or,

2= "Well we are only fifteen co-owners on three floors:  5 on each floor.  There is only of difference of 5% between the relative value of the first, second and third floor.  First floor pays a bit more and third floor pays a bit less and all are happy"


Good thinking, bad decision!

Read the full article in our Revue de la Copropriété au Québec