Frequently asked questions
Who will install my appliances?

Unfortunately, for liability reasons, we cannot take care of the installation of your appliances. They may be delivered once the deed of sale is signed at the notary.

Therefore, to prevent damage to your appliances, we cannot have them delivered before your occupancy date. N.B.: If your unit or the project in which you make your purchase includes appliances, their delivery and installation will also be your responsibility.
Is it possible for my unit to be delivered late?

Yes! The construction of a new building unfortunately involves a host of surprises that can delay the delivery of your unit. For example, the following are all out of our control and can greatly influence the delivery date: The date the building permit is issued by the borough, a broken water main in the city, a heavy snowfall, an overly cold winter, a general strike of construction workers, a stock shortage in the materials used, a dispute with a neighbour or a supplier that prevents us from continuing work, etc.

Although we will strive to find other solutions, we may need to extend the delivery date. We prioritize the quality of the finishing work and, believe us, the last thing you want is to have the finishing work done in a hurry. Our commitment to you is clear: To keep you informed of any changes as soon as they are known and confirmed by our team. Thus, in almost all delays, you will be informed several months before the delivery of your unit.
What are the condo fees?

The condo fees are charges that support the proper functioning and maintenance of a condominium project. These will vary from one project to another depending on the common areas of the project. The presence of underground garages, elevator(s), storage spaces, common terraces, and dense landscaping are all elements that will vary the annual maintenance costs.

There are two ways to set up condo fees: 1) Annual expenses/ administration fund, i.e., building insurance, various charges (concierge, snow removal, grounds maintenance, elevator, heating, etc.)

2) The contingency fund
Can I modify my unit's plans?

No. The plans have been revised extensively by our team, the architects and the municipality. Thus, the version of the plans you see has been revised and corrected to maximize the space and ergonomics of each unit.

For some units, you will even have the option of an alternative configuration: What's more, our past experience has shown us that modifications are the main source of errors, delays and ... disappointments (!) upon delivery of your unit. That's why we make every effort to ensure that every detail is well thought out so that your experience and comfort are optimal.

That said, during the meeting with our options manager, you will have the chance to choose among a range of finishes developed and produced by our designer: You will thus be able to choose the materials that will make up your living spaces.
What is the amount of municipal and school taxes?

This amount is unknown before the project is built. Generally, a few weeks (or months) after the completion of work, the municipality will send an appraiser to calculate the property value of your unit. You will then receive the amount of your municipal assessment, on which the calculation of the municipal and school taxes is based.

As a general rule in Montreal, the amount of the municipal assessment is always less than the market value of your property. In most cases, you can therefore estimate your annual taxes in a fairly conservative way by budgeting 1% of the purchase price as the total amount due (municipal and school taxes combined).

Can we use our own notary?

No. When a new construction project is sold, all buyers must use the same notary. He or she does more than simply sign the deeds of sale and loan deeds: He or she also prepares the subdivision of the units, the declaration of co-ownership, and the regulations of the building. He or she also coordinates the amounts of the adjustments.

This is why all buyers meet with the same notary: He or she can better answer all your questions about the declaration of co-ownership or any other legal question.

Living area: What is the difference between gross and net floor area?

The notion of gross square feet versus net square feet requires special attention because we realize that many people talk about "loss" of space, whereas it is simply two different calculation methods. The gross living area of a building is measured from the perimeter walls to halfway through the common walls. This method of calculation is uniform in the construction industry.

That being said, in order for the notary to write the deed of sale, a surveyor must come to measure the net floor area, i.e., the final interior space available between the walls. In other words, it is perfectly normal and expected that there should be a discrepancy between the gross and net area (i.e., the certificate of location), since these are two different calculation methods.

Can I visit the building site during construction?

No. For reasons of insurance, guarantees and the CSST, it is strictly forbidden to enter a building site, even if entrances are open and it is physically possible to enter the building.

That said, all our buyers are invited to a supervised and safe visit, where the members of our team will help you discover more about your project and units. This is a great opportunity for you to take measurements and start planning your furniture purchases!

Pre-delivery inspection

Our delivery manager, will welcome you on the date indicated on the delivery chart.

The pre-delivery inspection is the preliminary step before the signature of the deed of sale and the delivery of the keys at the notary’s office. Our representative will provide you with the pre-delivery inspection list of the GCR (Residential Construction Guarantee), approved by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec.

With you, he or she will inspect and complete the form to ensure that everything is compliant. After signing the pre-delivery documents, you will only have to sign the deed of sale at the notary’s.
When will I be able to move?
As soon as the deed of sale is signed by the notary, she or he will hand you the keys.
May I reserve the elevator for my move?

Yes, it is recommended.  Simply communicate with the manager of the co-ownership at HPDG.

Can you elaborate on some of the questions that my insurer is asking me?

-The building is connected to the borough’s fire control centre.

-The building is fire-resistant according to the standards in force.

-Internal/common walls are fire-resistant according to standards in force.