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Month: September 2015

Rights and Obligations of Condo Tenants: Compliance with the Condominium Act and Governing Documents

My previous post dealing with the rights and obligations of condo tenants focused on owner’s obligations when leasing a unit. In this post, I will deal with compliance issues and in particular with the tenant’s obligation to comply with the Condominium Act and with the condominium’s governing documents. Indeed, both owners and tenants must comply with the Condominium Act as well as the corporation’s declaration, […]

Second Reading of Bill 106 (To Amend the Condo Act): The Beat Goes On…

For those of you wondering where Bill 106 presently stands in the Ontario Legislative Assembly, it is still being debated in second reading. You will recall that the Bill was first tabled on May 27, 2015. The Bill was tabled for second reading on September 15 by David Orazietti, the Minister of Government and Consumer […]

Should Condominium Corporations Indemnify a Rogue Director Who Has Been Ordered to Pay Costs?

For those following the case opposing a Durham condominium corporation to its former director Leslie Swan, the Court of Appeal has issued its decision on question of costs. Unfortunately, we will have to wait a while longer before we find out who gets to pay the piper, as the Court of Appeal has referred the question of costs back […]

The ‘New Condo’ Act Moving Through Second Reading

You will certainly recall that Bill 106 (the Act to amend our 1998 Condominium Act and to enact other condo-related legislation) was introduced to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for first reading on May 27, 2015.   After the dog days of summer, Queen’s Park has resumed its work this week and the ‘new Condo Act’ is high […]

Deadline to Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Condominiums

Time is running out. By October 15, carbon monoxide alarms will be required near all sleeping areas in Ontario’s residential homes with a fuel-burning appliance or fireplace or which are adjacent to a service room with such appliances or adjacent to a garage. Condominium corporations (as opposed to unit owners) are likely ultimately responsible for the installation, testing and maintenance […]