Can you barbecue on your balcony? This is what the law says.

Who says the return of the sun, says barbecue! But for those who are not lucky enough to have a garden, the desire to grill some vegetables and skewers on their balcony is quickly felt. But is it legal? We make an inventory with you.

Can you barbecue on your balcony?

In theory yes, but this is not always the case. After all, if you live in a building, you have no choice but to comply with the rules of your co-ownership. If nothing is mentioned, contact the union leadership to check the terms of use of a barbecue. It is not uncommon for the device to be banned or tolerated only at certain times of the day so as not to disturb the neighborhood.

But that’s not all, you should also consult the decisions of your municipality. For example, charcoal barbecues are often banned in fire-ravaged areas. In addition, the electric barbecue and the gas barbecue are the easiest to use, as they generate little or no smoke.

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The Legal and Administrative Information Department (DILA) recalls that: “The occasional use of a barbecue is not considered an abnormal nuisance in the neighborhood despite the odors that are released” but that “Long use of a barbecue over a long period of time can be perceived as a nuisance by the courts.”

And if the barbecue is strictly prohibited in your building, know that you can always use a plancha. Did you like this article? To go further, see what you can and can’t do in your yard.

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