Matthew J. Wilson

Matthew J. Wilson

Lerners LLP

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Disclosure and Resale Condominiums

As discussed in an earlier blog, Introduction to Condominiums, there are many reasons for buying a condominium ("condo") instead of a house. Condo owners enjoy many of the benefits of home ownership, including individual...more

7/7/2014 - Condominium Act Condominiums Disclosure Requirements Purchase Agreement

An Overview of Condominium Amalgamation

What is “Amalgamation”? It is a consolidation, joining, union or marriage of two or more parties. For condominiums, it means merging two or more similarly built and managed condominium corporations so that it becomes one...more

6/2/2014 - Board of Directors Condominium Corporation Condominiums Homeowners' Association Mergers

Condominiums and Interim Occupancy

If you are purchasing a new condominium unit in Ontario and you are ready to move in, you should be aware that just because you may be moving in, this does not mean the builder (or declarant) is ready to transfer ownership to...more

1/24/2014 - Canada Closing Date Condominiums Housing Developers Occupancy Real Estate Development Real Estate Market Real Estate Transfers Transfer of Title

Statutory Protections and Negotiated Protections for Condominium Unit Buyers

With more and more condominiums being purchased each year, it is important for potential purchasers to consider the protections available to them. In addition to the protections set out in the agreement of purchase and sale...more

11/18/2013 - Condominium Act Condominium Rules Condominiums

Different Types of Condominiums

In Ontario, there are a number of types of condominiums that may be developed. Under the Condominium Act, 1998, the types of condominiums provided for fall into two categories: leasehold and freehold. There are then four...more

8/27/2013 - Canada Condominiums Leases

How to run a condominium meeting

Are you the Director of a Condo Association or Condo Board? Efficiently and effectively running a Board Meeting can be harder than it sounds. To ensure you are making the most of everyone’s time, follow these easy tips. As...more

4/23/2013 - Condominium Associations Condominiums Meeting Minutes

What is a Reserve Fund Study?

A reserve fund is a separate fund that is maintained by the condominium corporation. The reserve fund is funded by condominium owners, and is used to pay for the major repair and replacement of common elements and assets of...more

4/19/2013 - Condominium Corporation Condominiums Repairs Reserve Fund Study

Pets in Condominiums

While many condominium corporations allow pets in the condominium, pet owners who fail to familiarize themselves with the condominium’s restrictions on pets, or who blatantly ignore these restrictions, do so at the risk of...more

2/1/2013 - Condominium Act Condominiums Homeowners' Association Pets

Introduction to Condominiums

Condominiums have become increasingly popular in recent years among all age groups, including younger first time buyers and empty nesters. A condominium is actually a legal definition that refers to a method of ownership, not...more

2/1/2013 - Buyers Common Elements Condominium Act Condominiums Jointly-Owned Property

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