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CMHC Releases Results from its Condominium Owners Survey (COS)

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recently released the results of its 2013 Condominium Owners Survey. This is the first year CMHC has released the results of such a survey....more

8/15/2014 - Canada Condominiums

A Guide in What Not To Do: Requisition Meetings

While the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) grants the board of a condominium corporation considerable decision making authority, their power is not unlimited....more

8/7/2014 - Canada Condominium Act Condominiums

Discrimination and Duty to Accommodate Disabled (Non-Compliant) Co-Op Member

In the recent case of Castlegreen Co-Operative Inc. v Carmichael, the court discussed the human rights issues at play when terminating the membership of disabled co-operative members....more

6/26/2014 - Canada Disability Public Housing Reasonable Accommodation

Condo Smoking Complaints

How far should the board go in accommodating unit owner complaints about smoking? In the case of Sharon MacKay v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corp.2014, cigar smoke penetrated from one unit to the next and became...more

6/9/2014 - Canada Condominium Corporation Condominiums Smoking Bans

Removing Unit Owners from Condo Units

What does it take for a condominium corporation to force the removal of a unit owner from a unit? We have previously written blogs on this topic, highlighting the unusual nature of the facts that give rise to a situation in...more

6/5/2014 - Canada Condominium Associations Condominiums Property Owners Removal

Updated Forms Relating to Condominium Act

ServiceOntario has the most up-to-date forms available on their site, recently amended as per the Condominium Act. These forms are needed to comply with certain requirements of regulations made under the Condominium Act....more

6/4/2014 - Canada Condominium Act Condominiums

Codes Of Conduct For Professionals: Far-Reaching Implications

Lawyers, accountants and other professionals, beware – we now have a very interesting Alberta Court of Appeal decision from the Discipline Tribunal Appeal Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (the “Institute”) that...more

8/7/2013 - Board of Directors Canada Discipline Ethics Legal Ethics

Condo Alert: Sheave Jammer Settlement Funds -- March 29th, 2013 Deadline

In 2006, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) ordered that all elevator sheave jammers manufactured or installed by ThyssenKrupp be replaced. Many Condominium Corporations were affected by this order and had to...more

3/19/2013 - Canada Class Action Condominiums Elevators Safety Precautions ThyssenKrup TSSA

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