Ex-Director Criminal Charges Dropped

For those of you who have been following the story about the police officer/condo director, who misused the police database to search out information about another condo owner and ex-director, here is a further update. A big disappointment for Jeff…

Residents with Dementia – What Should a Condo Corporation Do?

A recent column in the Toronto Star focused on the problems facing a condominium corporation when a resident has dementia. As many seniors are opting for condominium living, this will be a growing concern, particularly with the baby boomers rapidly…

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 accused resided.

Condominium Sales Could Lead to Large Tax Bills

If you sold a condominium in Canada’s booming housing market, don’t count your profit just yet – the Canada Revenue Agency could soon be knocking on your door with a large tax bill. Canadians typically don’t have to pay taxes…

Toronto Star Urges Faster Protection for Condominium Owners

As we reported last week, Ontario is working to introduce mandatory qualifications for condominium managers. The proposed change is part of the provincial government’s ongoing review of the Condominium Act to ensure that the Act reflects the current and future…

Condominium Lawyer Disbarred for Fraud

Before a condominium can be created, developers need to comply with a myriad of municipal by-laws and laws, including of course, the Condominium Act.  These governmental regulations create a level playing field for all developers and provide safeguards to potential…

Defibrillators in Condominiums

Many Condominium Corporations are thinking about the health and safety of their residents, especially those communities in which there is an aging population. There are many steps that a board of a condominium can take to assist residents in improving…

Denise Lash in the latest issue of Condominia Magazine

Denise Lash’s most recent column in Condominia Magazine  lets potential condo buyers know of the safeguards that have been put into place to protect condo purchasers in Ontario. Here is a snippet: Tarion Warranty Corporation (formerly the Ontario New Home…

Developer Lawsuit Prevents Sale

In the first few years of a newly created condominium corporation the owner elected board will try to resolve issues dealing with building deficiencies, the developer’s warranties and representations made in disclosure statements by the developer. In certain instances, a…

How to remove the Administrator of a Condominium

In part one and part two of this blog topic, we discussed the circumstances in which a court will appoint an administrator to take over the management of a dysfunctional condominium corporation. This post will deal with how and when…