When a journalist in Pattaya, Thailand recently found herself stuck in the elevator of her condominium, she decided to capture her experience on camera right up to the time that she was rescued by the elevator repair technician.
This story was one of several stories involving condos that were featured on the website of Pattaya One News. We were somewhat flabbergasted at some of the other headlines on that website: "10-year old girl drowns at South Pattaya Condominium swimming pool" " 2-year old child's head stuck between 2 metal supports at South Pattaya Condominium" "Thai woman jumps to her death from South Pattaya 9th Floor condo". It certainly seems that condominiums in Pattaya are dangerous places!
While it is unusual to see so many condo-related stories in the news at the same time, these headlines provide just a few examples of the types of unexpected occurrences that can happen in a condominium. This emphasizes the need for condo corporations to ensure that the common elements and facilities are safe and do not pose a risk to residents or their guests. In Ontario the condominium corporation is the deemed occupier of the common elements and is therefore subject to the provisions of the Occupiers' Liability Act...
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