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Habitation Prestige is a corporate member of the RGCQ (Regroupement des Gestionnaires et Copropriitaires du Québec), which promotes sound management and good governance in condominiums.

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1. PRECEPTION  COMMON PARTS

This inspection is carried out jointly with the contractor and a union representative. It makes it possible to check the general condition of the common areas for new buildings which are governed by the  Regulation respecting the guarantee plan for new residential buildings . This inspection consists of a visual examination of the building from a pre-established list of elements to be checked (provided by the administrator of the guarantee plan ). Its purpose is to identify the work that remains to be completed, and the  vices  and  poor workmanship  apparent that must be corrected.

Civil Code of Quebec

art. 1043. Parts of buildings and land which are the property of all the co-owners and which serve for their common use are said to be common. However, some of these parts may be used only for the use of certain co-owners or of a single one. The rules relating to the common portions apply to these common portions for restricted use. art. 1044. Common parts are presumed to be the ground, courtyards, balconies, parks and gardens, access roads, stairs and elevators, passages and corridors, rooms for common services, parking and storage, cellars, the structural work of buildings, common equipment and appliances, such as central heating and air conditioning systems and pipes, including those which cross the private areas.

2.GENERAL INSPECTION  WITH REPORT OF STATE BUILDING

The inspection carried out consists of evaluating the building in a non-invasive manner. The report will be developed to help you estimate the costs of maintaining the building and a time horizon for this work. The building condition report is essential to help you plan your contingency fund.

Click here to see a model of Building Condition Report (REI) produced by our expert.

 

3.  PROVISIONAL FUND STUDIES 


The study of the provident fund  allows the creation of a short, medium and long term financing plan, so that repairs or replacement of common parts can be carried out. For this to be the case, this study will specify what the union will have to save each year so that the contingency fund is sufficient.

There are new laws mainly aimed at supervising building inspections and divided co-ownership, replacing the name of the Régie du logement and improving its operating rules and amending the Act respecting the Régie du logement, the Act respecting the Société d'habitation du Québec and various legislative provisions concerning municipal affairs.  

 

Modernization of legislation in the housing sector

Bill 16 was adopted in the National Assembly on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Several new provisions will come into force soon, while it will take a few years for others to begin to apply.  

 

You will also find several information concerning the grouping of managers and co-owners of Quebec: https://fr.rgcq.org/

 

Article 1070 of the Civil Code of Quebec was amended in December 2019 by Bill 16. From now on, it includes a second paragraph (article 1070.2) which provides that “The board of directors shall draw up a maintenance booklet for the building, which describes in particular the maintenance done and to be done. He keeps this log up to date and has it revised periodically. ” Although this article is not yet in force, any union has an interest in immediately setting up such a management tool.

Article 1071 of the Civil Code of Quebec  stipulates that the calculations must take into account the needs of the condominium, "based on the estimated cost of major repairs and the cost of replacing common parts".

The study includes:

  • visual inspection of the major components of the building, in order to determine their physical condition and expected lifespan; 

  • Planning in time of the important work to be carried out;

  • The evaluation of the repair and replacement costs of common parts, according to their useful life;

  • the analysis of the different scenarios of financial contributions by the co-owners, taking into account the rate of inflation and the income generated by this fund;

  • report identifying the various components that were the subject of the contingency fund study, the estimated cost of the work and the financial contributions required, depending on the scenario selected.

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