Motion Sensor Lighting in Condos

This past August, the Toronto City Council passed an amendment to the Municipal Code- Property Standards to allow the use of motion sensor-controlled lighting in multi-unit residential buildings.  This now allows motion sensor lighting in corridors, parking garages, storage rooms…

Hoarders in Condo Units

On September 24th, 2010, a fire occurred in an apartment building at 200 Wellesley Street East in Toronto in a suite that was known to property management as a hoarder’s unit.  Supposedly steps had been taken to deal with the…

Condo Lifestyle for New Condo Purchasers

I often hear  complaints from board members and property managers about the challenges they have dealing with condo residents who disregard the rules in their communities. Often times the resident themselves, are unaware that there are rules and regulations and…

Video Series: Condo Living – Part 4

In this episode, Denise Lash shares her thoughts on what potential buyers should consider before purchasing a condominium. Enjoy!  

Video Series: Condo Living – Part 3

In this weeks episode, Denise Lash discusses the imporance of working with condo managment in understanding their role in ensuring your condo unit is safe and and secure. Enjoy!  

Unsuccessful Lawsuit by Condo Owner – The Cost Implications

In a previous blog, we reported on a case, Harvey v. Elgin Condominium Corporation No. 3, where an unhappy unit owner sued the Corporation for various alleged infractions relating to the replacement of existing wooden decks, which was funded by a special…

Condos and Wood Burning Fireplaces

Wood Burning Fireplaces in homes can often lead to high risk situations if not properly maintained and repaired.  Many fires have been caused by problems with the corrosion of chimneys, all because the owner was not aware of the hazards.…

To Rent or Not to Rent

Condo owners who want to rent their units should be aware that certain steps are required before doing so. Directors and managers may want to pass along this information to their residents.

Denise Lash Quoted in the Toronto Star

Purchasers who put down pre-construction deposits for the Kingsclub condo complex on King St. W. were surprised to learn that Urbancorp is cancelling the project. Urbancorp is planning to build three towers of rental apartments instead. This is the second…