Bill 37, An Act to amend various legislative provisions mainly with respect to housing, was sanctioned on June 10th.  It amends several Acts, including those in the municipal sector, by amending the Cities and Towns Act and the Municipal Code of Québec.  These amendments allow municipalities, intermunicipal boards and transit authorities the power to acquire […]

On April 28, 2022, the Honourable Diane Quenneville of the Court of Québec ruled on the application of the new version of article 1074.2 of the Civil Code of Québec. The case opposed a Syndicate of Co-owners to the owners of a private unit (Syndicat de copropriété Terrasses Le Bourget-1 v. Yassine, 2022 QCCQ 2330), […]

The Superior Court of Québec rendered an important judgment pertaining to the protection of purchasers of new homes in the case of the Bankruptcy of Bel Habitat inc. In this proceeding, the plaintiffs respectively engaged in preliminary contracts of sale with Bel Habitat Inc. and Bel Habitat 2 Inc. (collectively “Bel Habitat”) pursuant to which […]

On April 15, 2022, modifications to the Civil code of Quebec (“C.c.Q.”)[1] have come in force regarding divided co-ownership insurance and most particularly regarding the constitution of self-insurance fund. Definition In accordance with new article 1071.1 C.c.Q., the self-insurance fund must be established by the syndicate and be affected to following uses: To pay the […]

The prudent acquisition of a building or of land requires that certain important steps be completed, such as the due diligence of the building, including title deeds, leases and other contracts relating to the property. The due diligence can also include an environmental assessment of the land. In cases where the property is used for […]

Gascon’s team is growing with the recent arrival of François Fournier, lawyer, and Trycia Caron, paralegal. Mr. Fournier has several years of experience in Montreal boutique law firms where he practiced Civil and Commercial law, where he successfully defended private entrepreneurs and senior executives of public companies in litigation cases. His areas of expertise have […]

This article is a continuation of a series of previous publications by Me Mélanie Masson, specialist in corporate law within the real estate and transactional law department of Gascon & Associates, L.L.P.. To consult these articles, please follow the following links: The outcomes of the enactment of bill no. 78 an act mainly to improve […]

In the context of the pandemic and the difficulty and even impossibility for meeting in person, the Minister of Heath and Social Services adopted ministerial order number 2020-029 on April 26, 2021, permitting meetings or assemblies that take place in person to be held using a means that enables all members to communicate directly with […]

The resolutory right is a common guarantee withing the framework of the balance of sale price during an acquisition. It is often used to secure a non-monetary obligation of the buyer. This right is granted to the seller and gives him the right to request the resolution of the sale of an immovable in the […]