2021 Residential Property Webinar Series

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Presenter: Me Sophie Croisetière
Date: August 11, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST

In this webinar, you will learn everything you need to know about buying a condo unit in the province of Quebec. A short introduction to divided co-ownership law will be made and the core of the presentation will focus on the main elements that need to be verified throughout the purchasing process of this type of property. If you intend to buy a condo unit, you will without no doubt learn essential information required to make an informed decision regarding your purchase.

About Me Sophie Croisetière

Me Sophie Croisetière is a notary practicing in real estate law and urban planning regulation at Cain Lamarre firm. In addition to having obtained a bachelor’s degree in law and a graduate degree in notarial law, she also has a certificate and a graduate degree in urban planning from the Faculté de l’aménagement of l’Université de Montréal as well as a bachelor of art’s degree from McGill University. Throughout her years of studies, she acquired experience in the municipal field, more particularly working for the city of Montreal in urban planning. She plans to pursue her studies at l’Université du Québec à Montréal as of fall 2021, having been admitted in the PhD program of its law faculty, to begin a thesis which will combine both co-ownership law and urbanism.

 

 

Presenter: Me Sébastien Fiset, Fiset Legal Inc.
Date: August 18, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST

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.

 

Presenter: Kevork Meterissian
Date: August 25, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST

How do you maintain, protect and grow the value of your condominium property? Experienced property managers will discuss practical aspects of condominium property management, including planned maintenance programs, reserve fund, what to look for when buying your condo unit and how to select the right property management company, etc.

About Kevork M. Meterissian, BCom, RPA

Kevork Meterissian is an accomplished Property Management Executive with over 30 years of hands-on experience. He has worked for notable companies such as Canderel, Alexis-Nihon, Metcap Living, Cromwell and Cogir. He is currently Senior Director of Operations at Groupe Mach.

During his career, Kevork has managed several landmark properties in Montreal, among them, the iconic Olympic Village with its 980 apartments and office space; Nordelec; Place Alexis Nihon and, as Vice-President of Cogir’s Multi-Residential division, was responsible for the management and leasing of over 7 000 apartments.

He is actively involved in various professional associations representing the different sectors of our industry including the Quebec chapter of Building Owners and Managers’ Association (BOMA) and has served on its board of directors, as well as la Corporation des propriétaires d’immeubles du Québec (CORPIQ). Kevork has been a guest speaker at several industry conferences across Canada and has been an instructor of the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation program offered by BOMA International.

Kevork holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and an RPA designation from BOMA. Kevork has also won the much-coveted Building of the Year Award offered by BOMA.

 

 
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