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FAQ

What’s a manager property ?

The manager property maybe a natural or legal person, responsible for the representation of all the owners of the same building – called syndicate of co-owners – and the administration of the common parts of the co-ownership. The trustee is therefore responsible for the good management of the building.

Au daily, the tasks of the trustee are varied :

It ensures the maintenance and conservation of the building: maintenance of common equipment, personnel management, maintenance of common, followed works, claims …

He keeps the accounts of the co-ownership: calls for funds, seizure and payment of invoices, accountability at the end of the year, production of accounting elements, management of bank accounts …

It represents the syndicate of co-owners: in civil and judicial actions, with the various stakeholders (notaries, bailiffs, lawyers, public authorities …)

It informs the co-owners: health obligations, occupant safety and other legal obligations on condominiums.

He organizes the general assemblies : he convenes, organizes and animates the assemblies and implements the decisions taken.

He has a duty of control : He makes  the rules is at the same time the interlocutor of the speakers and the co-owners.

He is often given the nickname of Chef-d’Orchestre.

How to change a manager property ?

What a vote has done, another vote can undo.

The mandate of trustee can be concluded for a period of between one and three years maximum. It is at the annual general meeting (AG) that the co-owners can decide whether or not to renew the contract. Obviously, a standard procedure must be followed:

When you decide to change the trustee, you must consult other agencies that will present their contract proposals. These proposals must imperatively be attached to the notice convening AG and be the subject of a specific resolution, submitted to the vote of the meeting.

You must send the trustee contract (s) and the resolution of the change to your manager by registered letter. The current trustee will then be required to submit this question at the next general meeting, mandatory at least once a year.

If you encounter difficulties or simply questions, our agents are at your disposal to inquire.

What are the mandatory diagnostics to sell?

Before putting its property on sale, the law requires the seller to make mandatory diagnoses in order to inform the future buyers about the condition and the anomalies of the property concerned.

Below are the different diagnoses for a put on sale.

  • Square: Obligatory if the property is subject to the condominium regime, it allows to know the exact surface of the immovable property between the floor surface and that of the ceiling above or equal to 1, 80m. (Beware if House or chalet in a horizontal condominium the rule also applies)
  • Lead: Obligatory if the property was constructed before January 1, 1949, is to measure the lead concentration of the housing coatings (mainly paint) and its state of conservation. It is very toxic to humans.
  • Asbestos: Obligatory if the property was built before January 1, 1997, is to inform prospective buyers of the possible presence of materials or products containing asbestos and the state of conservation of these materials. Asbestos is a particle of very fine mineral fiber that becomes dangerous for humans when it inhales them.
  • DPE: Compulsory for sale, the diagnosis of energy performance allows to assess the amount of energy and greenhouse gases consumed or discharged by the property while indicating reference values as well as recommendations of energy improvement. This diagnosis helps to control greenhouse gases.
  • Termites: Required if the housing is located in a contaminated area. The zones are defined by a prefectural order available in town Hall. The departments of Savoy and Haute Savoie are not concerned.
  • Esris: State of easements, risks and information on soils this diagnosis is obligatory to inform the purchaser that the real estate, whether built or not, is located in areas covered by a plan for the prevention of technological risks, natural risks or in areas of seismicity. It also contains information on soil pollution.
  • Electricity: Obligatory since 1 January 2009, covers all types of dwellings with an installation of more than 15 years. Allows the purchaser to inform any discrepancies as well as the solutions to remedy them.
  • Gas: Obligatory since 1 November 2007, covers all types of dwellings with an installation of more than 15 years. Allows the purchaser to inform any discrepancies as well as the solutions to remedy them.

 

What is a union council, what is its role and who can be a part of it?

The Union Council is an essential body of the condominium. It is composed of co-owners elected by the General Assembly in article 25 and 25-1. Each counsel is elected individually. The condominium regulation or, failing that, the General Assembly establishes the organization and functioning of the Trade Union Council by a simple majority.

The term of the term of office is determined in the condominium or otherwise by law, for a maximum period of three years.

The role of the Union Council is to assist and control the trustee mandated to manage the building. For daily Management, he represents the co-owners and can make certain decisions on behalf of the Union. He must report on his mission to the General Assembly every year.

Why put my property in exclusivity?

Exclusivity is like a efficiency

Unlike the simple mandate the exclusive mandate promises a real development of your property.

The agency responsible for selling your property will be involved at 100% in the communication and the visibility of its product. A real estate in exclusivity does not have the same strengths and the same communication force as a property in simple mandate in several agencies. Communication and publicity of the property will be much more important on the professional sites and services rendered by the agency in question. Moreover, the exclusivity of the product makes it a rare and unique product that arouses the desire to visit with the potential customers.

More visible and better placed, it will be more likely to sell quickly and at the price. On average an exclusive mandate is sold 2.5 times more than a single warrant.

To sum up, signing an exclusive mandate will allow the agency to invest more in advertising and visibility for your property. Additional services will be offered to you according to your needs, as well as a much simpler management vis-à-vis the owner-seller especially for the organization of the visits and the delivery of the keys thanks to a single interlocutor.

What are the differences between the simple mandate and the exclusive mandate?

When you sell your property through a real estate agency, you must enter into a written contract beforehand. The content of the contract, called Mandate, is framed by the Hoguet Act of January 2, 1970. Without a warrant, the agency may not represent you and under no circumstances carry out actions for your account: (publicity, visit, negotiation, takeover of offer of purchase etc…)

The most frequent sales mandates are the exclusive mandate and the SIMPLE mandate

the simple Mandate: You can entrust the sale of your property to the number of agencies of your choice. The agencies are therefore free to disseminate your property on all the frequently used advertising media. Your property will appear several times in the same search under different agencies and often at different prices.

the exclusive Mandate: You entrust the sale of your property to a single agency that will broadcast your property on all media. The property appears at a single price. The organization of the visits is more fluid because there is only one interlocutor, the good arises as a rare property with the potential buyers and the sale usually comes faster.

Our agents are listening to you to advise you on the mandate that will correspond most to your real estate project.