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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

Dealing with Conflicting Restrictive Covenants

In a recent case, Oxford Common Elements Condo Corp. No 73 (“OCECC No. 73”) v Greenbury, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reaffirmed the principle that in instances of overlapping restrictive covenants, the least...more

7/18/2014 - Condominium Associations Condominium Rules Condominiums Contract Drafting Contract Interpretation Restrictive Covenants

Disclosure By Developer Binds Condo Purchasers

Condominium purchasers often do not read the Disclosure documentation which accompanies their Agreement of Purchase and Sale. The Disclosure documentation is important because it contains information which may have an impact...more

7/10/2014 - Condominiums Disclosure Housing Developers Material Disclosures Purchase Agreement

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

Condominium Act 2014? Manager Licensing

The sensational stories in the news over the past few years, about condominium corporations left with depleted reserve funds as a result of fraud by condo managers, has now piqued the government’s and public’s interest in the...more

11/18/2013 - Condominium Act Condominiums Licensing Rules Managers

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

Was Your Condo Reserve Fund Study Prepared By A Qualified Professional?

Can anyone do a Reserve Fund Study? Yes if you are a Strata Corporation in B.C. and no if you are a condominium corporation in Ontario....more

2/6/2013 - Condominium Act Condominium Associations Condominium Corporation Condominiums Reserve Fund Study

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