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This is What the New Condo Tribunal May Look Like

There is still a fair bit of mystery surrounding the new Condo Tribunal, despite the fact that it is expected to open its doors in less than 2 weeks. How will it work and what will online adjudication look like? In this post, we have a look at how British Columbia did it. The Ontario […]

The New Condo Act – Seminars for Managers in October

  • by: Rod Escayola

Ready or not, much of the new Condo Act comes into force on Nov. 1, 2017.  Are you ready to advise your condo boards on all of the relevant changes? More importantly, do you know which type of licence you need and how to get it? Seminar in Ottawa Condo Adviser is proud to host its third manager-only event […]

The Limited Jurisdiction of the New Condo Authority Tribunal

  • by: Rod Escayola

We are expecting the new Condo Authority Tribunal to be up and running as early as November 1st, 2017.  Already some people are suggesting that it is best to delay compliance matters and wait for the Tribunal to adjudicate on condo disputes. In this post, we blog about whether this makes sense and on the limited jurisdiction of […]

Confused About Managers Licensing? Come and Have Lunch with the CAI

  • by: Editor

We’re getting lots of calls and emails from directors and managers alike, asking about the upcoming mandatory licensing of condo managers. The CAI is putting together a luncheon with key players and experts on the topic. Register now for October 26, 2017. Everything you need to know Join the CAI on October 26, 2017 for […]

Not All Condo Units will Pay the Same CAO Assessment Fee

  • by: Rod Escayola

By now you’ve certainly heard that the Condo Authority of Ontario has set its new Assessment fee at $1/month per unit.  This is only partially accurate.  Not all units are subject to this new fee and not all units will end up paying the same amount. Here is why. Condo Authority of Ontario The CAO has been established under the […]

Mandatory Registration of All Condos in Ontario

  • by: Rod Escayola

My condo corporation recently received a letter from the Condo Authority of Ontario, inviting us to register the corporation and to pay the initial Assessment Fee. These steps are mandatory and all condo corporations must comply. Here’s how. Condo Authority of Ontario The CAO has been established under the Condo Act to improve condominium living in the province […]

More About the Mandatory Training for Condo Directors

  • by: Rod Escayola

The Condo Authority of Ontario (CAO) is responsible to provide new mandatory training for all condo directors in Ontario.  We now know a bit more about what kind of training can be expected, who will be required to take it and the time frame to comply with this new requirement. The CAO has also launched 4 […]

Proposed Code of Ethics for Condo Managers

  • by: Rod Escayola

The province is again seeking input and comments on proposed regulations under the Condo Management Services Act. Of particular interest, the province has circulated a proposed Code of Ethics for condo managers. Here is what it is likely to look like. New proposed Regs under the CMSA In a communiqué issued on August 30, 2017, the […]

Strict Deadlines to Register Condo Liens when Collecting on Judgments

  • by: Rod Escayola

The Ontario Court of Appeal reiterated that the 3-month deadline to register a condo lien is a strict one. Failure to act in a timely manner will result in the lien being lost. This is true, not only when dealing with monthly arrears but also when collecting on a judgment. Background This matter initially involved […]

SURVEY: Should Marijuana be Allowed in Condos?

  • by: Rod Escayola

In April 2017, the federal government introduced legislation to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis in Canada by July 2018. Provinces are developing the required regulatory framework. What about your condo? Are you planning ahead? Take our survey and tell us what you think about marijuana consumption in condos. Can condos regulate the use of cannabis? As […]