I. Agenda

The declaration of co-ownership establishes the agenda of the general meeting of the co-owners.

The agenda outlines the topic to be discussed during the meetings of the co-owners. Co-owners are invited to participate in the decision-making process through the exercise of their voting rights, inherent to their respective portion of the building.

Co-owners may advance a proposition to the meetings of the co-owners. He/She will have five days following receipt of the convening notice to request that their proposition be added to the agenda.[1] The amended agenda will then be distributed to all other co-owners.

II. Minutes of the General Assembly

The minutes provide a record of the decisions and resolutions made during the meetings of the co-owners. The usual format for minutes includes the name of the syndicate of co-ownership, the time and location of where the meeting took place. The minutes must be precise and written clearly for them to be reliable.

A record of the vote and statements made are preserved by the secretary and a resolution is drafted. Co-owners may consult the minutes of a general meeting of the co-owners to inquire about topics addressed and resolutions passed.[2]

The minutes are signed and dated by the secretary of the syndicate of co-owners.[3] Although not mandatory, it is recommended that the president of the syndicate of co-owners sign the minute for accuracy and verification purposes.

[1] C.C.Q. Art. 1088.

[2] C.C.Q. Art. 342.

[3] C.C.Q. Art. 1070.

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