Condominium Law in Quebec
This course will explore all aspects of Condominium Law in Quebec and related governance which includes the declaration of co-ownership, bylaws, special rules, as well as rules of professional and ethical conduct. The course will cover the legal options and remedies available to the syndicate of co-owners (condo association) in situations of abandoned units and delinquent tenants.
Course Duration: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 18h00 to 21h00
Dates: February 18, 20, 25, 27 & March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 2014
Location: 688 Sherbrooke Street West, room to be confirmed
Regular fee per course: $995
OAAQ (ADMA) member fee: $795
McGill Alumni fee: $795
Basic notions of co-ownership law
A) Various types of co-ownerships
1) Undivided co-ownership
2) Co-ownership through corporate shares
3) Divided co-ownership
B) Components of a co-ownership
1) Common portions
2) Private portions
C) Responsibilities of the Manager towards the various parties involved
1) The promoter
2) The owner
3) The board of directors
4) The meeting of the co-owners
5) The insurer
6) The « Ordre des Administrateurs agréés »
The declaration of co-ownership
A) The content of the declaration
1) The constituting Act (Part I)
2) The by-laws of the immoveable (Part II)
3) Description of the fractions (Part III)
B) The obligation to abide by the declaration of co-ownership
1) The declaration necessarily applies to all
2) Sanctions for the failure to respect the declaration of co-ownership
Functioning rules of co-ownerships
A) Democracy within a co-ownership
1) Co-owner’s right to information
2) Voting rights of the co-owners
3) Quorum at co-owners meetings
B) The co-ownership register
1) Contents of the register
2) Right to consult the register
Finances of the co-ownership
A) The financial obligations of the syndicate
1) Common expenses of the co-ownership
2) How common expenses are established
3) The basis of contribution of each co-owner
4) Collection of common expenses
B) The contingency fund
C) Co-ownership insurance
D) Works on the property
PIERRE-G. CHAMPAGNE, LL.M.
Lawyer & managing partner - de Grandpré Joli‑Cœur, l.l.p.
Pierre-G. Champagne is the managing partner of the Law firm de Grandpré Joli‑Cœur, l.l.p. As a graduate of the Université de Montréal (LL.L.), he was awarded his diploma with “Haute distinction” in 1976. Canada Arts Council bursary in 1977-78, he obtained the degree of “Master of Laws” in Maritime Law, from the University of London, England, in 1978 (LL.M.).
Mtre Champagne specializes in commercial law and real estate law, with emphasis for a number of years in co-ownership law. He is also actively involved in the realization of securities for various financial institutions, and in litigation related to the rights, recourses and obligations of Syndicates of co-ownership. He has also practiced in air and maritime law, as well as insurance, public law and private international law.
Mtre Champagne has pleaded before all Québec courts, and the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark case: Amselem vs. Northcrest Syndicate, a case involving freedom of religion and co-ownership law. Mtre Champagne is the author of numerous articles on co-ownership law in Québec, as well as a lecturer on various co-ownership topics within the program “Récents développements en droit de la copropriété divise”, sponsored by the Québec Bar association.
Please take a moment to carefully read the registration instructions below:
- Print and complete the CBUS 102 Condominium Law in Quebec Registration Form 2013
Before submitting your registration please verify that all information is legible, that you have signed both forms and that the supporting documents have been photocopied correctly.
- How to submit your registration:
- By email to pdregistrations [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca (please scan and attach clear copy of documents)
- By mail or in person to:
Department of Career and Professional Development
McGill University School of Continuing Studies
688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1199
Montreal, Quebec H3A 3R1
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am - 6:15pm
Fridays: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Should you have any questions or concerns about your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at 514-398-6200 or by pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).
Fees may be paid by Visa, Mastercard or AMEX. We also accept payment by personal cheque.
For all other inquiries, please contact 514-398-5454 or pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
Third Party Sponsorship
Companies paying fees on behalf of their employees may be eligible for a tax deduction in accordance with Bill 90, or for the refundable training tax credit. To find out more, click here.
If you have an agreement with your employer whereby the company should be billed directly for your course fees, please refer to the Student Accounts Website for instructions on initiating a Third Party Sponsorship. You should submit all the required Third Party Sponsorship documents along with your registration.
If you wish to cancel your registration, please advise Career and Professional Development in writing at:
688 Sherbrooke Street West
10th foor, room 1029
Phone: 514 398 5454
Fax: 514 398 5224
pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
- Before the first lecture to obtain a full refund.
- Prior to the THIRD lecture drop with full refund of course fees and a $100 cancellation fee.
- After the THIRD lecture withdrawal with no refund of course fees (please note that this option implies a withdrawal, grade “W”, on your transcript).
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any pre-requisites for this course?
There are no pre-requisites for this course. Students are expected to have access to the Internet.
Do I need to purchase any course material?
No the cost of the material is included in the course fee. All material will be provided during the course.
Are there any additional recommended readings?
Any additional recommended readings will be suggested by your instructor in class.
Where is my class being held?
Classes are held on the McGill Downtown Campus. Click here here for a map of the McGill campus. The McGill School of Continuing Studies will send you a confirmation of your classroom location prior to the start of the course.
Can I take this course without being evaluated?
If you do not wish to be evaluated, you can fill out a Request for Non-Evaluation form at the Department prior to the second class. Your McGill transcript will show a grade of NE (Not evaluated). You will find the Request for Non-Evaluation form here. Note that students who request non-evaluation will not receive are not eligible neither for the certificate in condominium management nor an attestation of successful completion.
What if I need to cancel my registration?
If you no longer wish to attend the course, you must notify Career and Professional Development in writing about your intention to drop the course. Notifying the instructor is not sufficient. You may cancel your registration prior to the first lecture to obtain a full refund, prior to the THIRD lecture with full refund of course fees and a $100 cancellation fee, or after the THIRD lecture with no refund of course fees (please note that this option implies a withdrawal, grade “W”, on your transcript).