marteauCo-ownership disputes may involve different types of actors, and there are many disputes that alter the quality of life of co-owners and often end up in long, costly and uncertain litigation. Disputes can arise from the usual frictions arising from interpersonal relationships in a community, but they can also result from inadequate legal or regulatory frameworks.

 

 

A board of directors against a manager

A dispute may arise quickly when the division of responsibilities between the board of directors and the manager has not been well defined, or when the board of directors consistently refuses to follow the manager's recommendations.

Sometimes, too, there may be a perception, whether founded or not, that the manager appointed by the developer is in collusion with him.

A co-owner against a co-owner

Good neighborly relations should be the standard inside a condominium, but unfortunately conflicts can break out between co-owners.

The arrival of a domestic animal, problems with acoustics or second-hand smoke, as well as work such as the installation of hardwood floors, can lead to quarrels between co-owners and require external intervention to bring peace.

A syndicate against a co-owner

Sometimes the syndicate has to intervene with some co-owners,  and this often cause conflicts that degenerate.

For example, to stop the leasing by a joint owner of short-term rental units (AirBnB), or remind a payment of the common expenses past due, or warn someone not to intrude on the common parts.

 

A syndicate against a manager

It may happen that inappropriate or actions are taken in the course of management of a condominium. Disputes may arise during the unauthorized disclosure of confidential information, conflict of interest or misappropriation of funds.

It's been often seen that a director refused to hand over the documentation in his possession, which complicates the life of everyone.

A manager against a manager

Conflicts may also arise on the board of directors, particularly in small condominiums.

For example, a director may be accused of failing to perform his or her part of the duties, or obstructing the board, or having an intransigent attitude.


 

A syndicate against a promotor

Sometimes a dispute  between a syndicate and a developer arises: it is often the sharing of financial costs between the construction stage and the creation of the co-ownership, the massive rental of unsold units, or  bad management by the provisional administrator; sometimes even, there are defects of construction.


 

A co-owner against a manager

A conflict between a manager and a co-owner may develop on the issue of non-compliance with the declaration of co-ownership. A co-owner who is denied access to the registers or who feels aggrieved by the rights granted to certain other co-owners will also likely react more sharply.
 

A syndicate against a municipality

Conflicts may arise between the syndicate and the municipality over compliance with municipal by-laws or during a property assessment review.

The introduction of a new conception of town planning could also provoke opposition.
 

A syndicate vs another in phase condos

The harmony of the constructions, the sharing of responsibilities, the choice of the manager and the management of easements and common facilities between the different phases ...

So many sources of conflict for the condominium syndicates involved.