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Month: June 2016

Can a Condominium Corporation Prohibit the Display of the Canadian Flag?

With Canada Day just around the corner and important festivities expected to take place next year for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation, Canadian flags will start popping up everywhere and condominium corporations may be faced with situations where owners wish to display a flag in their windows or on their balcony. Many corporations already […]

Condos Do Not (Always) Have to Disclose Sewer Backups in their Status Certificate

In a recent Ottawa case, the court had to determine whether the condominium corporation was responsible for the damage caused by repeated sewer backups originating from common elements, which damaged an owner’s unit basement. As unfortunate as the situation was for this unit owner, ultimately the court found that the condominium corporation was not responsible […]

Condo Directors Have a Limited Right to Privacy

Last week, we blogged on whether owners are entitled to access the email address list of other owners.  Judging by the popularity of the blog, it seems that we struck a chord. One of our readers asked me to elaborate on how this right to privacy may apply to condo directors.  Are they entitled to have […]

Are Condo Owners Entitled to Access the Email Address List of Other Owners?

Condo corporations are increasingly asked to disclose to condo owners the email addresses of the other owners.  Indeed, a condo owner wishing to requisition a meeting of the owners or wishing to otherwise communicate with other owners finds email communications to be far more practical than having to mail a paper letter.  After all, since the corporation […]

Liens Are Not the Only Way for Condos to Collect Arrears

In case there was a doubt in anyone’s mind, registering and enforcing condominium liens is not the only method available to condominiums wishing to collect arrears. Indeed, in a recent case, the Court of Appeal confirmed that condominium corporations can also sue for unpaid common expenses, the same way any creditor could for an unpaid debt.  […]