How do we ensure emergency management

The syndicate should be prepared to manage emergency situations depending on the complexity and scale of the building.


You can rest easy thanks to the emergency telephone number open to residents 24/7. In addition, when it is necessary, the manager has the ability to take charge of the communication between the insurance provider and the co-owner and, in some cases, make any necessary claims.


An emergency response management plan doesn’t just handle evacuation procedures in the case of fire, but rather handles all possible situations.


The plan can help establish reaction plans in case of water damage, prolonged electrical outages, or even in case of someone being trapped in a malfunctioning elevator. In short, this plan anticipates all possible situations that may require emergency intervention on they syndicate’s part.


The emergency responses should also handle special provisions for people with handicaps or physical disabilities.


The board of directors is responsible for developing an emergency response management plan, implementing it, making co-owners aware of the plan, and, above all, maintaining it.


This is an exercise in planning for the board of directors that will help them develop a plan for efficient, quick responses in case of emergencies. It’s a simple question of management.


Emergency work in condominiums allow the syndicate to carry out necessary work and repairs to save the building they manage in case of emergency, without getting prior authorization from the co-owner’s board.


The syndicate can, and must, take responsibility and perform emergency work. The syndicate can be accused of negligence if they do not perform emergency work. These repairs must be justified by an emergency and the need to preserve the property. Condominium


For example, situations that have been considered as emergencies include:

  • Replacing ledges that are in danger of falling
  • Repairing water or pipeline leaks that cause flooding or bad odors
  • Renovation of balconies that are in a state that puts people in danger,
  • Restoring the building’s facade when numerous cracks allow moisture to enter the condo and promote mold growth
  • Repairing underground pipelines that cause moisture to build in to ground floor of the condominium.

The intended work should protect the safety of the people, as well as the stability and safety of the building.


Water damage is not uncommon in condominiums. Whether because of a dying water heater that dumps out all of its contents or simply a defective shower head, if there’s water running where it shouldn’t be in a condominium, the damages are usually substantial. The consequences could be devastating for condominiums with units spread out over multiple floors. Water damage is expensive, sometimes for long periods of time, especially when it comes to the insurance premiums and deductibles. All of that in addition to the stress and disarray that come with having seen the damages. The best way to limit costs and damages due to water damage is to react quickly and cut it off at the source. But how can you react quickly if the syndicate doesn’t have access to copies of keys for each unit in the building? Breaking down a few unit doors to find the water’s source is obviously not even worth considering. While there are unfortunately not any miracle solutions, keeping copies of keys is absolutely necessary. The keys are indispensable when it comes to efficiently managing emergency situations in condominiums.