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Month: July 2019

Condo Liens: What is the Required Minimum Notice?

In a recent Ottawa case, the courts clarified how condo corporations are to calculate the minimum 10-day notice requirement prior to being able to register a lien on a defaulting unit. This post sheds some light on this tricky requirement. Are your condo fees too high? How do they compare? Help us take an accurate […]

Condos Must Step in When an Aggressive Owner Goes Too Far

As the old saying goes, “You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.” For my first Condo Adviser post, I wanted to review a recent decision that sets out two key statutory duties imposed on a condo corporation when faced with a potentially aggressive condo owner. The facts of Ottawa Carleton Standard […]

Are your Condo Fees Too High?

Common expenses (commonly referred to as “condo fees”) are a recurring grievance for those living in condos.  They seem to always go up; they seem to never cover enough and owners often feel they have no control over them. In this post we discuss what goes into the calculation of common expenses. But, before we […]

Court Upholds Condo Smoking Ban

In what may be the first case of its kind (at least as it pertains to cannabis), the Québec Superior Court of Justice recently upheld the legality and enforceability of a condo rule preventing tobacco and cannabis smoking inside units and in enclosed common elements. This is  good news for those wishing to enforce similar […]