Rod Escayola

Rod Escayola

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Requiring Mandatory Qualifications For Condominium Managers

On July 18, 2013, the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services issued a news release confirming that Ontario is working to introduce mandatory qualifications for condominium managers. ...more

7/18/2013 - Canada Condominium Associations New Regulations

How Can Condo Directors Avoid Personal Liability?

We have, in the recent past, blogged about the Boily case. In this Ottawa case, a board of directors was found to be in contempt of court and was ordered to personally pay in excess of $96,000 in legal costs. ...more

7/9/2013 - Board of Directors Canada Condominium Act Condominium Corporation Condominiums D&O Insurance Liability

Directors Found To Be In Contempt Ordered To Pay $96,000 In Legal Fees

We previously blogged about the Boily case involving a dispute between some owners and the directors of a Condominium complex in Ottawa. This dispute revolved around the proposed alteration of the condominium’s courtyard. ...more

5/2/2013 - Board of Directors Contempt Fees Legal Costs Penalties Personal Liability

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

Directors Found To Be In Contempt Of A Court Order

In a previous post, we reported on the Boily v. CCC 145 case, where a board of directors was ordered to reinstate the prior landscape of the condominium courtyard and to personally pay a substantial portion of the legal...more

3/18/2013 - Board of Directors Canada Condominiums Contempt Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Personal Liability

Special Assessments : The Board Has The Last Word

One of our previous posts stressed the importance for condominium corporations to keep a healthy reserve fund. However, sometimes a board of directors has no choice but to levy a special assessment in order to proceed with...more

2/21/2013 - Board of Directors Condominium Corporation Condominiums Special Assessments

Noise Complaints In Condos : The Perils Of Failing To Enforce Condo Rules

Property managers and condominium corporations should take noise complaints seriously or risk facing serious financial consequences. In a recent case, a condominium corporation that failed to enforce its rules prohibiting...more

2/5/2013 - Condominium Corporation Condominium Rules Condominiums Noise Complaints Property Managers

Is Your Neighbour An Alien?

An old but interesting case came to my attention lately. While it has absolutely nothing to do with the condominium world, I felt blogging on it would be entertaining to many of our readers who have come accustomed to some of...more


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