Condominium Law in Quebec: Understanding the Essentials


This webinar will provide an introduction to co-property law in Quebec in order to familiarize participants with the key regulations governing condominium property, including the following topics:

  • Determining what constitutes a Common portion versus Common portion for restricted use versus a Private portion in a divided co-ownership
  • Decisional organs a syndicate of co-ownership
  • Rights and duties of a syndicate of co-ownership
  • Decisions: General Meetings of the Co-Owners vs. Board of Directors
  • Convening General Meetings of the Co-Owners and majorities required for decisions
  • The Registers of a syndicate of co-ownership
  • The budget and contingency fund of a syndicate of co-ownership
  • Read and understand the declaration of co-ownership and cadastral plan in Condominiums
  • Work and repairs in Condominiums
  • Dealing with the unpaid Common Expenses
  • Defects and Damages in Condominium: who is responsible for what?
  • Condominium Insurance

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions in English or French.

About Me Sébastien Fiset

Graduated from Sherbrooke University in 1997 and member of the Quebec Bar since 2002, Me Sébastien Fiset has more than two decades of experience in the real estate business and about 20 years as a lawyer specializing in co-ownership law.

Me Fiset has extensive experience in the management and administration of condominiums, having previously exercised the profession of condominium manager for a property management firm, after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in finance from HEC Montreal in 2001.

Managing partner and founder in 2009 of the Fiset Legal law firm, Me Fiset is the author of several texts on real estate law. He also participates in various conferences as a speaker. He is as well a lecturer at McGill University since 2016 where he teaches the course Fundamentals of Property and Co-Ownership Law in Quebec. He is also an accredited mediator and arbitrator (IMAQ and the Quebec Bar) in civil law disputes, in the fields of real estate, co-ownership and construction litigation, which functions have led him, as a mediator, to participate in the out-of-court resolution of several disputes and, as an arbitrator, to settle numerous disputes through arbitration awards.

Me Fiset holds other certifications and attestations in finance, from the Association paritaire pour la santé et la sécurité du travail du secteur de la construction and in real estate brokerage. He is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

His areas of practice include condominium law, real estate law, construction law, contract law, insurance law, guarantee plans, mediation and arbitration, financing, as well as training in condominium law.


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