For common portions, the Regulation respecting the guarantee plan for new residential buildings requires an inspection by a building professional who is designated by the syndicate of co-owners. Indeed, since the syndicate is responsible for the conservation, maintenance and administration of the common portions, it will be responsible for finding a professional to inspect it.
Thus, the inspection will be carried out by the building professional chosen by the syndicate of co-owners in the presence of the contractor and members of the board of directors of the syndicate of co-owners.
The steps to follow during an inspection of the common portions:
- The syndicate of co-owners must choose a building professional.
- This professional must carry out the inspection using a pre-established list of items to be verified, provided by the administrator of the Residential Guarantee Plan (GCR).
- This professional prepares a written report indicating the date of acceptance of the common portions and any work to be completed or corrected, where applicable.
- If no work needs to be corrected or completed, the professional notes that the contractor has performed all the work and indicates the acceptance of the common portions by the syndicate of co-owners and all present and future co-owners. This reception will be WITHOUT reservation.
- If there is work to be completed or corrected, the syndicate of co-owners will accept the common parts. This reception may be WITH reservation(s).
- The syndicate of co-owners must ask the contractor to complete or correct the work and send a copy of their request to the administrator of the Guarantee Plan (GCR).
- The parties, i.e. the contractor and the syndicate of co-owners, must also agree on a date for the completion of work, which must not exceed 6 months after the date of the inspection prior to acceptance.
Before carrying out the inspection, the syndicate can access the file that GCR holds on the condominium building. It can thus know whether there have been inspections or interventions by GCR or a previous administrator of the Guarantee Plan, and if so which ones, the correction(s) made, and the expertise used, if any. Access to documents.