Lehaut's post reminded me of again of the problems and expense we had with our last flat.
One big one was that one owner had not paid any contributions for over ten years, and the Syndic had done nothing except list them as a creditor in the accounts.
After getting rid of the conseil who had been involved in this and other rackets for several years, another Syndic was appointed, and a court order obtained, after a very long delay, to sell the flat.
Unfortunately only five years back payments could legally be recovered, so with the court and other charges it was an expensive exercise.
After that and similar experiences in Spain, where uninformed decisions by the committeee caused huge expenses to the owners, we have stayed away from any co-ownership property.
On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956
Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!