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What are the criteria for determining whether excessive noise comes from a housing?

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What are the criteria for determining whether excessive noise comes from a housing?

The Quebec Civil Code establishes rules of good neighbourliness. Section 976 of the Civil Code states that neighbours must accept the normal neighborhood annoyances that are not beyond the limits of the tolerance they owe one another.

In order to successfully evict a tenant the owner must prove that the tenant, or a person to whom he provides access to his housing, has displayed, over a certain period of time, behaviour and attitudes which, by their repetition and insistence, annoy, exceed or seriously disturb other tenants in the same building.

Fall of a co-owner on icy surface: the Court dismissed her claim against the syndicate and its snow removal service

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Fall of a co-owner on icy surface: the Court dismissed her claim against the syndicate and its snow removal service

In a recent decision of the Court of Quebec, a small claims division¹, a co-owner of a syndicate of co-ownership saw the Court dismiss her claim for damages for loss of income and expenses caused by her fall on the snowy and icy ground of the condominium.

A lease with an option to buy: so many problems!

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A lease with an option to buy: so many problems!

Often attracted by enticing offers building owners are sometimes persuaded to sign a lease with a purchase option.

Following numerous setbacks of some of our members, we felt it was important to inform you how this type of contract is a source of conflicts, problems and worries of all kinds.

A housing recovery should be made in good faith

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A housing recovery should be made in good faith

The month of December is in many cases the last month to send a notice of repossession of a dwelling. We will see here what are the conditions necessary for its realization.

Damage caused by torrential rain: the Court dismissed the claim for damages from a co-owner

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Damage caused by torrential rain: the Court dismissed the claim for damages from a co-owner - insurer damage rain syndicate of co-ownership

Damage caused by torrential rain: the Court dismissed the claim for damages from a co-owner

In a recent decision¹ the Court rejected the claim for damages from a co-owner against a Syndicate of co-ownership and its insurer for damage to her unit suffered during heavy rains. The Court concluded that the plaintiff co-owner had not proved that the Syndicate had committed a fault implying its liability.