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Must Condos Include Materials in a Meeting Package if Owners Demand It?

Allow me to paint a small picture in your minds. Condo 123’s AGM is coming up. Accordingly, the Board sends out a preliminary notice of meeting. As per the Act, the Board includes an invitation that owners may provide any material they want included in the subsequent notice of meeting. The Board also provides the required […]

CAI Canada’s Inaugural Conference & Expo 2019

CAI Canada is holding its first annual condo conference on February 7th 2019! The conference is being held in Toronto at 55 Barber Greene Road starting at 8:00 am going until 3:30 pm.  The itinerary is chock full of seminars sure to provide tonnes of practical tips and information. In fact, Condo Adviser’s own Rod […]

How Long Must a Condo Retain Information Certificates?

Our blog post on condo record retention triggered a fair bit of interest and many questions from readers. Specifically, many asked how long they should retain the information certificate. Here’s our answer. What is the Information Certificate? Periodic Information Certificates (and their cousins, the “Information Certificate Update” and the “New Owner Information Certificate”) are documents […]

Democracy in Condos: What’s in a majority?

As many of us are slowly (and perhaps reluctantly) making our way back to work this first week of January, we thought we’d start the year with an easy and fun post: a Quiz! This time, our Quiz will focus on the level of support required for different condo decisions. Indeed, we often think that majority […]

Condo Year in Review: Top Five Decisions of 2018

Well, we’ve done it! Congratulations to all on making it through another year. As we approach the end of 2018, there can only be one thing on your minds: the countdown. No, not the New Years countdown, the countdown of some of our favorite 2018 condo decisions of course! 1. Lessons from the CAT Okay, […]

Season’s Greetings!

Wow! Has this year gone by in a flash! It’s been a busy year at Condo Adviser!  We’ve published 52 posts on all condo topics with a focus on understanding and explaining Ontario’s changes to the Condo Act. We’ve also introduced interactive condo tools such as our AGM calculator; our PIC calendar, our Record Retention Chart, many surveys and a fun quiz. We’ve been in the […]

What is Your Favourite Law Blog? My Clawbies nominations.

This post is not about condo law. It contains my Clawbies nominations for 2018. Read on if you want to know which law blogs are my favourite ones (after Condo Adviser, naturally….). If law blogs were somewhat of a novelty a decade ago, they have now become an inescapable part of the cyber landscape and […]

How Long Must Condos Retain Corporate Records?

One of the many objectives behind the amendments to the Condo Act was to maintain and strengthen the “open books” principle by making an easier path for unit owners to access corporate records.  The new Act also provided much needed guidance by identify many (but not all) of the corporate records as well as the applicable retention […]

Condo Owner not Allowed to Get 20-year old Board Minutes

Board minutes are important documents as they are often the only way owners can get insight into what decisions are taken by the board of directors. The Condo Tribunal was asked to determine whether an owner was entitled to get 20 year old board minutes. In the Bossio case, an owner sought to obtain copies […]

Do You Know What it Takes to be a Condo Director?

Condo directors are elected by the owners to manage the assets of the corporation. They are an integral and essential part of how condos operate and how they are governed. In November 2017, Ontario significantly amended the Condominium Act. We’ve blogged a lot about these changes and how they impact condo directors. A year later, do you […]