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Can Noise Complaints Lead to the Eviction of a Condo Tenant?

  • by: Rod Escayola

People living in condos have a duty to comply with the corporation’s regulations. Condo corporations, for their part, have a duty to take all reasonable steps to ensure such compliance. But to what extent? Can tenants of a condo unit be evicted because they are causing excessive noise? Or should the corporation let neighbours sort out […]

The Proposed Regulations under the Condo Act Are out for Review – for Real, This Time!

  • by: Rod Escayola

Last week, we advised you that the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services had posted a “plain language” summary of the proposed regulations to be adopted under the “New Condo Act”.  Today, the province posted the “legalese version” of it, that is the full version of the proposed regulations. It can be reviewed here. Keep in mind […]

Draft New Regulations Under the Condo Act Are Out for Consultation!

  • by: Rod Escayola

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has posted yesterday a first draft of the proposed regulations to be adopted under the “New Condo Act”.  The province is seeking comments on this first draft by March 30, 2017.  Some of the proposed regulations could come into force as early as July 1, 2017. Bill 106, the […]

Complaints and Disciplinary Procedures against Condo Managers under the New Act

  • by: Rod Escayola

In this series of posts, we explore how Ontario proposes to licence and regulate condo managers under the new Condominium Management Services Act.  In this post, we look at who can lodge a formal complaint against a condo manager and how complaints and disciplinary procedures will be handled under this new legislation. Complaints Procedure The new […]

Who Will Be Exempt from Mandatory Licensing of Condo Managers?

  • by: Rod Escayola

As Ontario heads towards mandatory licensing of Condo Managers (and Condo Management Providers), we have been exploring the “ins and outs” of the new Condominium Management Services Act.  In this post, we review the various exceptions to the Province’s mandatory licensing requirements. Recap of recent posts In a recent post, we looked at the scope of services […]

Condo Managers With a Limited Licence Will Have to Work Under Supervision

  • by: Rod Escayola

In this series of posts, we explore the various condo management licences that will be granted under the new Condominium Management Services Act.  Here, we summarize the nature and requirements of the limited licence. This licence will require that condo managers work under supervision for up to 5 years before being able to apply for a general licence. […]

Condo Manager Licensing in Ontario: The “General” licence

  • by: Rod Escayola

In this series of blog, we explore the various condo management licences that will be granted under the new Condominium Management Services Act, once this legislation comes into force.  In this post, we summarize the nature and requirements of the Condo Manager General Licence. This post also addresses grandfathering provisions of this new legislation. Who Can Get a […]

What Will Mandatory Licensing of Condo Managers Look Like in Ontario?

  • by: Rod Escayola

When Bill 106 (the legislation aimed at protecting condominium owners in Ontario) received Royal Assent on December 3, 2015, it set out to amend the existing Condominium Act but, as importantly, it also laid out a new licensing regime for condo managers.  A year later, on December 17, 2016, the Province circulated its first set […]

Condo Adviser Receives “Best Niche Blog” Clawbie Award

  • by: Rod Escayola

We are honoured to report that, for a second year in a row, Condo Adviser was recognized with a Clawbie Award.  Clawbies are the Canadian Law Blog Awards recognizing the best in the Canadian legal blogosphere.  These awards are handed out every New Year’s Eve since 2006. This year, we received the brand new Best Niche Blog […]

The “Airbnb” Decision is Out

  • by: Rod Escayola

Earlier this month, we blogged about what became known as the “Airbnb decision”. The decision, OCSCC 961 v. Menzies, is now reported and can finally be accessed online. You will recall that this decision dealt with the case of an owner who very successfully leased out his condo unit on short-term basis on sites such as Airbnb. Such […]