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Cost Ramifications For Difficult Condominium Owner

In a recent post, we blogged about an owner who had engaged in inappropriate behaviour to such an extent that it constituted a breach of sections 117 and 119 of the Condominium Act. The court made a number of compliance orders…more

| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential

Pest Control In Condo Units

Many of us have had experience with unit owners who refuse to provide access to their unit for pest control. We have dealt with unit owners who raise issues with respect to the type of pesticide that is being used. In certain…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential

Unplanned Condominium Repairs

The Ottawa Citizen recently reported about a 275-unit condominium building that was facing costs of approximately $15.3 million to complete a major overhaul of the entire brick and cladding façade to stop water penetration in…more

| Real Estate - Residential

Second-Hand Smoke In Condominiums

What are the responsibilities of a condominium corporation where second-hand smoke is emanating from one unit to another? Are there additional responsibilities where the complaining owner is allergic to cigarette smoke?…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential

Another Difficult Condominium Resident

In a recent post, we blogged about an owner who had engaged in inappropriate and abusive behaviour. In another recently-reported case, Wentworth Condo Corp. No. 34 v. Brendan Taylor and Samantha Jones, we see another…more

| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential

Updated Ontario Condo Guide Available

There’s more to buying a condominium than finding the right unit in the right location. Many first-time condo purchasers do not really understand what condo living entails and how this may affect their lifestyle…more

| Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

Accommodating A Disabled Condominium Unit Owner

The Ontario Human Rights Code provides protections and rights to persons with disabilities. Where a condominium resident provides sufficient evidence that he or she suffers from a disability attracting the protection of the…more

| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential

Fort Lauderdale Condo Bans Smoking Inside Units

The Sun Sentinel (in Florida) recently reported that a new condominium project being developed in the Fort Lauderdale area (Aqua Vita Las Olas) will ban smoking in the condominium units. This condominium is a proposed luxury…more

| Real Estate - Residential

Getting Rid Of A Difficult Condominium Unit Owner

In a recent case, Peel Condominium Corporation No. 98 v. Pereira, a condominium corporation made a court application pursuant to section 117 of the Condominium Act (the “Act”) seeking an order that a unit owner be required to…more

| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential

Cinar v Robinson – The Supreme Court Talks Entertainment Law

Claude Robinson’s long legal march is over. On December 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its unanimous decision in Cinar Corporation v. Robinson (2013 SCC 73)…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Quebec Consumer Protection Legislation : More Changes in Sight

Bottom line: The consumer protection regulator in Quebec, the “Office de la protection du consommateur” (the “Office”) is proposing modifications to the province’s consumer protection laws. Interested parties have until Friday,…more

| Consumer Protection

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