Property Management Maintenance of buildings in Montreal

Property Management Maintenance of buildings in Montreal

Property Management Maintenance of condominium buildings

To enhance and preserve your assets

The syndicate of co-ownership has very important responsibilities in the maintenance of the condominium building. Some of which, if not carried out, can have serious legal and patrimonial consequences. 

This is why it is wiser to transfer the complete management of the co-ownership to a professional management property service. Condo Stratégis will deal with property maintenance. We will take care of all the technical and legal aspects of the condo.

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What is meant by the maintenance of a building?

One of the missions of the syndicate of co-ownership is to ensure maintenance. Of both the common areas and the conservation of the entire building. To do this, it elects a board of directors who will have full powers to act on its behalf.

However, the responsibility of the syndicate of co-ownership, and therefore of the board of directors, is not limited to the common areas of the building. 

In fact, if necessary work in a private portion that jeopardizes the integrity of the building. It’s not carried out by the co-owner within the prescribed time limit. The syndicate has full powers to have the work done and possibly to collect damages. Even if this is not specified in the Declaration of Co-ownership.

If property owners compromise the safety of the building. For example by weakening a load-bearing wall without the prior agreement from the co-owner. Or without technical validation by an architect or any other authorized body. The syndicate can and must intervene to ensure the integrity of the immovable.

However, the private portions are in principle excluded from the scope of intervention of the board of directors. Except in the above-mentioned case and in certain other specific cases when it concerns operations carried out in the common interest.

For example, the board may decide to take charge of the maintenance of the green spaces of a co-ownership. Even if they are for the private use of a co-owner. If it deems that it is in the general interest of the co-ownership.

What is meant by the maintenance of a building?

One of the missions of the syndicate of co-ownership is to ensure maintenance. Of both the common areas and the conservation of the entire building. To do this, it elects a board of directors who will have full powers to act on its behalf.

However, the responsibility of the syndicate of co-ownership, and therefore of the board of directors, is not limited to the common areas of the building. 

In fact, if necessary work in a private portion that jeopardizes the integrity of the building. It’s not carried out by the co-owner within the prescribed time limit. The syndicate has full powers to have the work done and possibly to collect damages. Even if this is not specified in the Declaration of Co-ownership.

If property owners compromise the safety of the building. For example by weakening a load-bearing wall without the prior agreement from the co-owner. Or without technical validation by an architect or any other authorized body. The syndicate can and must intervene to ensure the integrity of the immovable.

However, the private portions are in principle excluded from the scope of intervention of the board of directors. Except in the above-mentioned case and in certain other specific cases when it concerns operations carried out in the common interest.

What is the point of keeping a maintenance logbook?

The maintenance logbook will be established at the expense of the syndicate and kept at the request of the administrators.

It is an important, not to say essential, tool that facilitates the maintenance of a co-ownership building. It makes it possible to follow all maintenance work and operations. It records the entire history of the work. Thus facilitating the follow-up and management of the executing companies as well as the associated guarantees.

It also records the warranties of all systems, maintenance manuals and contracts, and the follow-up and planning of maintenance work.

It is the board of directors or the manager who must ensure that it is regularly updated.

What is the point of keeping a maintenance logbook?

The maintenance logbook will be established at the expense of the syndicate and kept at the request of the administrators.

It is an important, not to say essential, tool that facilitates the maintenance of a co-ownership building. It makes it possible to follow all maintenance work and operations. It records the entire history of the work. Thus facilitating the follow-up and management of the executing companies as well as the associated guarantees.

It also records the warranties of all systems, maintenance manuals and contracts, and the follow-up and planning of maintenance work.

It is the board of directors or the manager who must ensure that it is regularly updated.

What are the consequences of a lack of maintenance?

Beyond the deleterious effect on the conservation of the building. A lack of maintenance can have serious consequences in terms of legal and insurance risks in particular.

Indeed, the insurer could demand the payment of a higher insurance premium. And impose a higher deductible or even refuse to insure the co-ownership. Similarly, if a damage is directly related to a lack of maintenance, the insurer could also refuse to cover the damage.

What are the consequences of a lack of maintenance?

Beyond the deleterious effect on the conservation of the building. A lack of maintenance can have serious consequences in terms of legal and insurance risks in particular.

Indeed, the insurer could demand the payment of a higher insurance premium. And impose a higher deductible or even refuse to insure the co-ownership. Similarly, if a damage is directly related to a lack of maintenance, the insurer could also refuse to cover the damage.

Conserve your assets

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With the lack of definitions for co-ownership buildings in Québec, Condo Stratégis allows administrators to cope. In fact, Condo Stratégis’ contribution is even more important for the administrator’s as it can advise the board members as to what inspection is necessary, at what time it may make them and, thus ensure to carry out their primary mission, which is, the conservation of the property.

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