25. For the purposes of this Subdivision, unless the context indicates otherwise,
“acceptance of the common portions” means the act, with a copy sent to each known beneficiary, the syndicate and the contractor, whereby a building professional chosen by the syndicate of co-owners declares the date of the end of the work on the common portions, subject to minor work indicated by the building professional as remaining to be completed. The acceptance takes place following receipt of a notice of the end of work sent by the contractor to each known beneficiary and to the syndicate of co-owners when it is formed and no longer under the control of the contractor. The acceptance and declaration are made at the end of the work of each building that is subject to co-ownership in phases; (réception des parties communes)
“acceptance of the private portion” means the act whereby the beneficiary declares that he accepts the private portion which is ready to be used for its intended purpose and on which some work is to be completed or corrected, where applicable; (réception de la partie privative)
“common portions” means those that are part of the building and that are listed in the constituting act of co-ownership or, in the absence of specific provisions in that act, those listed in article 1044 of the Civil Code; (parties communes)
“completion of the work” means completion of the work related to the building and provided for in the original contract entered into between the beneficiary and the contractor, and completion of the additional work agreed to in writing between the parties; (parachèvement des travaux)
“end of the work on the common portions” means the date on which all the contractor’s work agreed upon in writing with the beneficiary and pertaining to the common portions is completed and the building is ready to be used for its intended purpose; (fin des travaux des parties communes)
“end of the work on the private portions” means the date on which all the contractor’s work agreed upon in writing with the beneficiary and pertaining to his private portion is completed or, at the latest, the date of the end of the work on the common portions. (fins des travaux des parties privatives)
O.C. 841-98, s. 25; O.C. 39-2006, s. 9; O.C. 156-2014, s. 13.