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Accordia Immobilier

PME INTER Notaires > Accordia Immobilier

Dealing with a problem following a real estate transaction? We have a solution for you. Take advantage of the Accordia immobilier program offered FREE OF CHARGE exclusively to the clients of PME INTER Notaires Gatineau.

Are you in any of the following situations as a result of a real estate transaction?

Latent/hidden defect

Inclusions that are not there or different from what was promised

Damages to the property resulting from the sellers’ move

Garbage in the house

Air conditioning or central vacuum not working

Work not done as promised or poorly done

Any other situation that is not consistent with the agreement

Accordia’s legal experts, specializing in conflict management, can help you find a fair and reasonable settlement to your dispute, at no extra cost.

 

The Accordia Immobilier program is offered free of charge to the clients of PME INTER Notaires Gatineau following a real estate transaction notarized by our firm. This legal assistance program is free of charge for a period of one (1) year following the date of the transaction. The conflict must be of legal nature, between buyers and sellers and valued at $1500 or more.

What is Accordia?

Accordia is an organization specializing in conflict management. It implements conflict management systems, which protocols have been conceptualized by a team specializing in dispute prevention and resolution.

 

Its mission is to promote the resolution of legal conflicts through the application of appropriate, predictable, affordable, neutral protocols in which all communications are confidential and without the intervention of the courts.

The eligibility assessment protocol for the Accordia Immobilier program

  1. Real estate transaction notarized by PME INTER Notaires Gatineau.
  2. A problem/conflict comes to light
  3. Report problem/conflict to your notary
  4. Analysis of the request by the experts of Accordia in accordance with the conditions set out:
    1. Conflict of legal nature
    2. Between buyer and seller
    3. Directly related to the real estate transaction
    4. Potential damage of $1500 and more
  5. Decision and, if appropriate, approval of the application for legal assistance.
Eligibility assessment protocol for the Accordia Immobilier program

The general conflict management protocol

Here is the detailed conflict management protocol used in most cases submitted to the experts of the Accordia team.

 

Step 1: Conciliation – 1st round

The Accordia conciliator communicates with the other party.

He informs the other party of the opening of a request for assistance.

He introduces the other party to the problem.

He gathers additional information (other party’s version of facts).

He assesses possible solutions.

He then presents the additional information and possible solutions to the party who submitted a request for assistance.

If the client accepts the solutions presented, the result is a settlement and the conciliator proceeds to the drafting of a transaction contract (the drafting of the transaction contract is optional and at the expense of the parties or at the expense of the party who requests it).

 

If the client refuses the solutions presented, the conciliator requests a neutral evaluation and proceeds to Step 2.

 

Step 2: Neutral evaluation

The Accordia team analyzes the facts, studies the applicable laws and drafts an analysis report with a legal opinion.

There is no communication needed between the parties for the analysis of this report.

When completed, the report is provided to the conciliator for presentation to the parties.

Step 3: Conciliation – 2nd round

The Accordia conciliator examines the findings of the report and tries to determine two or three settlement options that could lead to a conflict resolution.

The conciliator presents the report and proposes the settlement options to each party.

He manages the exchange of offers and counter-offers.

The conciliator may, if he deems it appropriate, terminate the conciliation process.

If, after Step 3, the parties accept the solutions presented, the result is a settlement and the conciliator proceeds to the drafting of a transaction contract (the drafting of the transaction contract is optional and at the expense of the parties or at the expense of the party who requests it).

 

If the parties refuse the solutions presented in this second round, the mediation process begins.

 

Step 4: Mediation (short form at fixed costs)

Accordia proposes an external mediator.

The duration of the mediation is of maximum two hours.

The fixed cost of the mediation is shared equally between the parties.

If, after Step 4, there is a settlement between the parties, the Accordia expert proceeds to the drafting of a transaction contract (the drafting of the transaction contract is optional and at the expense of the parties or at the expense of the party who requests it).

 

If there is no settlement after this mediation phase, the parties will proceed to arbitration without oral arguments.

 

Step 5: Arbitration without oral arguments (fixed costs)

- The arbitration takes place under the auspices of the Canadian Commercial Arbitration Center.

Both parties must prepare a written brief of no more than 15 pages.

The arbitrator’s decision is final and without appeal.

General conflict management protocol

The specific conflict management protocol in the case of a hidden defect

Is there a hidden defect in your new home that leads to unexpected expenses to share with the seller? You do not know how to start negotiations with him? Before beginning lengthy and costly court proceedings, contact our team of conflict management experts. Once the conflict management request is accepted and after the summary analysis of the conflict by our experts, here are the steps that will follow:

 

Step 1: Disclosure letter

One of our expert notaries drafts the disclosure letter to inform the seller of the problem.

He then communicates with the seller.

He coordinates the visit of the property by the seller and his expert.

Step 2: Investigation

The notary investigates the documents and information collected.

Step 3: Drafting of the hidden defect report (neutral evaluation)

In this report, the notary draws conclusions that will allow the parties to assess the quality of their case and make informed decisions.

These conclusions are determined after the analysis of the facts, of the reports of the professional evaluators and of the case law of similar cases.

Step 4: Presenting the report to the parties

Specific conflict management protocol in case of a hidden defect

The Accordia Immobilier program: An advantage offered exclusively to the clients of PME INTER Notaires Gatineau. Contact us today to find out more!