Common Elements

News & Analysis as of

Can Police Enter Condominium Common Elements Without A Search Warrant?

As reported in the Ottawa Citizen, in a recent drug trafficking case the Ontario Superior Court considered whether the police could enter, without a search warrant, the common elements of the condominium building in which the...more

Condo Owners Forced Out By Fire

A recent article in the Toronto Star, Marco Chown Oved reported that residents of a condo building that caught on fire a few weeks ago will be out of their units for several months before the fire-damaged generator can be...more

Ober|Kaler Obtains Confirmation of Significant Arbitration Award for Condo Unit Owner’s Claim

Ober|Kaler Construction Group principal Raymond D. Burke and associates Matthew T. Vocci and Jackson B. Boyd secured judicial confirmation last year in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of a significant arbitration award...more

Illinois Supreme Court Grants Leave to Appeal Controversial Condominium Decision

May a condominium owner refuse to pay monthly and/or special assessments, in whole or in part, on the grounds that the condominium board had failed to maintain and repair the common elements of the condominium property? In...more

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

Section 98 Agreements

When the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) was under development, one of the many issues the government was asked to address by condominium corporations and unit owners alike was the general prohibition of changes to the...more

Condominium Case Review for 2012

As we’re quickly approaching a new year, we’ve taken a look back at the condominium cases that were reported in 2012. As usual, its been an interesting year and for many on the losing side of these court decisions (and...more

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