Community or association of owners

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1. Does your national law envisage that the owners of the apartments are organised in any type of association or community to take decisions about common interests in the building or block which their apartments belong to?

2. In this case, does Law this association have a legal personality?

3. Otherwise, are these matters dealt with under the ordinary regime for co-ownership, or are there special features in these cases?

All condominium owner have the obligation to pay joint reserves funds for the purposes of building maintenance. There are no specific provisions defining whether the owners of the apartments are organised in an organisation or community. Likewise, the owners of separate parts in a building do not have legal personality.

The co-owners have the ius standi in iuditio right to be represented by the building manager in the court of law or administrative bodies. The building manager may be determined by an agreement among the co-owners, or if they fail to do so, appointed by the unit of local government.

In regular building maintenance, the agreement of over 50% of the owners of co-owned parts is required, while specific-case management (such as renting out common rooms, putting advertising on the building facade etc.) requires the agreement of all co-owners.

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