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Condominium Law in Quebec I

This course will explore the fundamentals of the legislation and regulations governing syndicates of co-owners in Quebec as outlined in the Civil Code of Quebec, including declaration of co-ownership, bylaws, regulations concerning syndicate's finances and operations.

  Dates Day & Time Fees

Section #751


Mondays, 6 - 9 pm
(Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 16, 23)

Saturdays, 9 am - 4 pm
(Sept. 23, Oct. 14)

Regular course fee: $995*
OAAQ (ADMA) member fee: $846*
McGill Alumni fee: $846*

Online Section #752

* Fees for non-credit courses apply


This course is part of the Certificate in Condominium Management program. For more information, click here.

To register for this course please call client services at 514-398-6200.

Phone: at 514-398-6200
Email: pdregistrations.conted [at]  
Address: 688 Sherbrooke St. West, 11th floor


Introduction to the law (mixed law system: private vs. public) and the authorities
Charter of rights and freedoms (CRF) (particularly the Anselem ruling and neighbourhood relations vs. rights & freedoms)

Civil Code of Québec
- Reminder of the supplementary character

- Book I:
   - Personality rights: exercise of rights, privacy, reputation (see CRF too)
   - Legal persons (see also the Act respecting the Legal Publicity of Enterprises)
      · Registering the syndicate

- Book IV:
  - Undivided co-ownership (overview)
  - Divided co-ownership
      · Creation
      · Fractions and rights of co-owners with regard to the different parties
      · Management & apportionment of condo fees · Analysis of a declaration of co-ownership or of multiple declarations
      · Determining the particulars of a given declaration of co-ownership
      · The contingency fund o Understanding the need for the fund and its legal requirements
          · Meetings
      · Administration + Syndicate
  - Administration of the property of others
  - Trust (overview – rebuilding following a loss)
   - Analysis of servitudes

- Book V:
  - System of obligations in general (overview of title 1)
  - Contract of enterprise or for services
  - Mandate
  - Lease – residential (see the Act respecting the Régie du lodgement too) vs. commercial
  - Insurance (overview)

- Book VI
  - Legal hypotecs
  - Exercise of hypothecary rights

- Book IX
  - Applications for registration §
  - Registration of the building §
  - Formalities and effects of cancellation
- CCLC vs. CCQ o Civil Liability (1457 – 1481 C.C.Q.)
- Business management (1482 – 1490 C.C.Q.)
- Civil liability with regard to the syndicate, the administrator and the manager
  - Civil liability insurance
  - General insurance
    · The need to be adequately insured

Introduction to special rules

Professional and ethical procedures
- Professional Code
- Code of Ethics of Chartered Administrators
- Professional order regulations

Case studies, summary and best practices


Sébastien Fiset


    For more information on fees, please visit the Student Accounts website.

    Third Party Sponsorship

    If you have an agreement with your employer whereby the company should be billed directly for your course fees, please refer here for instructions on initiating a Third Party Sponsorship.

    Instructions: Third party billing procedure

    Application deadline

    One week (7 calendar days) before the first class.

    If you missed the registration deadline, please contact us at 514-398-5454 or at pd.conted [at]

    Course Drop/Withdrawal Policy

    • Any time prior to the 1st class: Course Drop Period with Full Refund.
    • After the 1st and before the 2nd class: Course Drop Period with Refund minus $20 fee.
    • After the 2nd class: Course Withdrawal with No Refund.

    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.

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