For the most important decisions to be taken at a general meeting of co-owners, members generally vote by a double majority or unanimously. Back here on the conditions of voting by double majority, also called majority of 2/3.
What is the double majority?
The majority is called double when:
- it includes the majority of the co-owners of the building (present, represented and absent)
- this majority represents at least two-thirds of the votes of the co-owners
We also talk about 2/3 majority or majority of article 26 of the law of July 10, 1965.
What are the decisions taken by a double majority?
Are taken by double majority decisions that profoundly alter the organization or operation of the co-ownership. This is work and decisions that engage the future of the building such as:
- an act of acquisition or an act of disposition which does not appear in article 25 of the law of July 10, 1965; for example, it may be the acquisition of a common part by one of the co-owners or the acquisition of a private part by a member of the union council (provided that this does not affect the destination of the building)
- an amendment to the co-ownership by-law concerning the conditions of enjoyment, use or administration of the common portions
- a modification of the terms of opening the access door. This may be work to improve the security of property or people living in the building by the establishment of a new closure device for example
- the removal of the position of custodian or concierge, and the alienation of his dwelling when he belongs to the syndicate (provided that this does not affect the destination of the immovable)
- of the transformation work, improvement or addition of common areas, equipment or collective services
- the demand individualization of water supply contracts, and the carrying out of studies or works necessary for this individualization