Official Description

5.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The main legal principles contained in the Civil Code of Quebec and other legal frameworks governing residential and co-ownership properties. The various frameworks and the minimum obligations the various parties and identifying possible actions when required.


Supplementary Information

This course is offered in bilingual format: lectures are offered in French. Course material is provided in both English and French. Participants can communicate with the instructor and submit their written assignments in either English or French.

35 hours of classroom instruction plus approx.15 hours of pre-course readings and assignments.

Topics Covered

Buying and selling a property

  • Rights and duties of the seller
  • Rights and duties of the buyer
  • Rights and duties of the stakeholders: real estate broker, notary, land surveyor, building inspector

Leases of dwellings and commercial units

  • Rights and duties of the landlords
  • Rights and duties of the tenants
  • The lease

Co-ownership law

  • Types Of Condominiums
  • Tracking The Creation Of Divided Co-Ownership
  • The Birth of a Syndicate
  • The cadastral plan
  • Declaration of co-ownership
  • Components of the immovable
  • Fraction’s sale by the developer and the developer’s warranties & obligations / warranty plan
  • Loss of control of the syndicate by the developer - the provisional administration
  • The transitional meeting
  • The transition and the reception of the common portions by an independent board of directors
  • Co-Ownership Features
  • Rights, duties and responsibilities of the various participants in the co-ownership
  • Register of the co-ownership
  • Condominium’s insurance and insurance trustee
  • Common expenses
  • Co-owners’ general meetings and decisions
  • Proxies
  • Management, maintenance, repair and replacement
  • The litigations: of the syndicate, the administrators and the co-owners
  • The arbitration clauses of mediation
  • The defects, workmanship and violations of art rules
  • Prescription and deprivation delays
  • The charter of human rights and freedoms
  • Public order
  • The End of a Divided Co-ownership

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