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Condominium Liable For Failing To Provide A Parking Space To A Person With A Disability

We have previously written about the obligations the Ontario Human Rights Code places on condominium corporations....more

Challenging The Condominium Association That Tried To Ban Judaism At The Door

This past April a Connecticut condominium association reversed its decision to prohibit Mezuzahs on the doorposts of residents' apartments. A Mezuzah is a Jewish religious article in the shape of a small rectangle, which...more

Conflict Between Condo Declaration and Religious Practices

In the vast majority of instances, it is important for condominium corporations to actively enforce their declarations, by-laws and rules. In fact, section 17(3) of the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”), imposes an obligation...more

Accessibility for Condo Residents - AODA

Condo buyers with disabilities are having difficulty finding suitable housing to meet their needs. Part of the problem is that the development industry has not been focusing on the special needs of persons who require...more

Prohibiting Dangerous Offenders in Condos

In the U.S. steps have been taken recently by some condominiums and homeowner associations to ban sex offenders from their communities by amending their Declarations. Their motivation in doing so is to protect children but...more

Implementing an Accommodation Policy

A special thank you to Ronak Shah (student-at-law) for co-authoring this article. The Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”) requires condominium corporations to provide an equal opportunity to access housing and its...more

Florida Condominium Ombudsman

In 2004 the Office of the Condominium Ombudsman was set up in Florida as a resource for owners, boards and condominium associations. The Ombudsman's office has varied responsibilities: 1. preparation of educational and...more

Condo Accessibility- New Standards

The clock is ticking for condominium buildings: beginning January 1, 2012, private sector organizations in Ontario will be required to comply with the first of five standards to be developed under the Accessibility for...more

Recovering Business Damages in Condemnation Cases

Are business losses compensable as part of "just compensation" when a business property is taken by eminent domain? This article surveys the circumstances around the United States in which business profits and good will may...more

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