COVID-19 and Condos: State of the Union as of April 1, 2020

Before we delve into the next post, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the tremendous effort by boards, managers, cleaning staff, concierge, and other condo service providers over the last few weeks. You have been working around the…

COVID-19 and Unavoidable Delays to Occupancy in Pre-construction Condominiums.

Although the Ontario government has deemed construction work and services an essential service, the closure of other non-essential services, and the government’s emphasis to keep physically distant, and work from home (where possible), will no doubt have an impact on…

COVID-19 Webinar- Maintaining Safety and Security April 1, 2020 @5 pm

Rod Escayola will lead the next webinar on Wednesday April 1st  at 5 pm (Eastern  time). Topics:  Status Update: including from various regulatory bodies Federal Invoking the Quarantine Act: Impact on condos Safety and Security: inspection, maintenance and long term planning Capital projects: scheduling or postponing work…

COVID-19 – What Needs to be Disclosed in a Status Certificate- March 25, 2020

It seems like every day there are new developments with regards to how businesses and the public should operate in this new age of COVID-19. On March 23, 2020, Doug Ford announced that only essential businesses will be operating for…

COVID-19 “Shutdown” & Condos- Ontario March 24, 2020

On March 23, 2020 Premier Doug Ford announced the shutdown of all non-essential businesses and services in Ontario. The order becomes effective on March 24, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. and is scheduled to last for the next fourteen (14) days…

COVID-19 – Three Month Condo Lien Period Still Applies- March 23, 2020

Late Friday night, the Ontario government made an order: suspending limitation periods; and suspending procedural deadlines, subject to the discretion of the court or tribunal, in all Ontario legal proceedings (the “Order”). The Order is retroactive to March 16, 2020.…

COVID-19/CoronaVirus- Next Steps for Condominiums March 19/2020

As we continue to deal with questions and concerns expressed by board members, managers and owners, we keep reminding our clients to remember what our respective roles are in this crisis.  Throughout this process we must remember to be guided…

COVID-19/CoronaVirus-Next Steps for Condo Corporations- March 16, 2020

We are receiving emails and calls from managers and directors wondering what to do about addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19).  Since our last post five days ago, things have changed and more changes are on their way.  The expectation earlier today…

COVID-19: Considerations for Condo Boards- U.S./Canada Webinar- March 13, 2020

Over the past few weeks, with the spread of the Covid-19 virus to the United States and Canada, the issue of how this public health challenge will impact condominium communities and their board of directors, and managers has emerged as a…

COVID 19 – Condo AGMs and the Impact of Coronavirus March 12, 2020

AGM season is fast approaching for many condos. With the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, and a constant stream of updates and cancellations, many corporations are considering what steps they may be able to take to help mitigate…