The Cost of Saving Money – CAI Luncheon!

Striking the balance between saving costs and keeping common expenses stable and ensuring a condo corporation is adequately maintained is a difficult task for boards and managers. For instance, sometimes delaying an important reserve fund project or failing to address…

Privacy Concerns: Video Doorbells in Condos

In the age of technological advancements, the integration of video doorbells in condos have become an increasingly hot topic. Video doorbells, equipped with real-time video streaming, have revolutionized home security. While these devices offer enhanced security and convenience, the rising…

A little thanks goes a long way – Condo Director Appreciation

Taking on the role of a condominium director can at times be rewarding but other times board members can be faced with disgruntled owners with harsh criticisms who voice their concerns at owners’ meetings. Although sometimes the criticisms may be…

The Importance of Full Disclosure in Status Certificates

A status certificate is a crucial document for prospective purchasers. This document serves as a comprehensive guide, offering a point-in-time snapshot of the condominium corporation’s fiscal health, potential circumstances which may result in an increase in common expenses, ongoing legal…

2023: A Condo Year-End Review

“Another year over. And what have we done?” It has been a busy year for the condo industry in Ontario, while pandemic-related issues quietly took a back seat. Globally, political, economic and environmental issues made headlines. Here at home, interest…

Tendering for Condominiums

It is not uncommon that lawyers are asked to review signed contracts from clients after the lengthy tendering process has already been completed. But there are reasons why you may want to involve your lawyer much earlier on in the…

Termination of Condos – Article in CM Magazine

Denise Lash recently wrote an article in CM Magazine on termination of condos. Check out her article, “The End of the Line”, for an overview of the termination process under section 124 of the Condominium Act. Although there haven’t been…

Condo Director Training Requirements

Condominium directors hold important positions with many responsibilities, and so it is crucial that they receive training to assist them in governing the condominium and carrying out their responsibilities. The Condominium Authority of Ontario provides compulsory training to all condo…

CAT Awards Cost for Non-Participation

In the recent CAT decision, Mermut v. York Region Standard Condominium Corporation No. 1381 et al. (“Mermut”), CAT highlights the importance of diligently participating in applications and abiding by the deadlines imposed by its members. It also serves as a…

October 1st Condominium Act changes- How to Prepare

We previously blogged about Bill 91 and its impact on condominium corporations as of October 1, 2023. We have been getting a lot of questions from condo directors seeking clarification as to what is required prior to October 1 to…