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Webinar: Life and Safety in condos (Wednesday Feb. 1 @ 5pm)

Recent tragic events in the condo industry are raising new (and pressing) questions on condos’ ability to ensure the safety and security of their owners, directors and managers. Join us on our February webinar during which we will discuss the mechanisms currently in place and those we ought to implement to improve our collective safety.  […]

How many motorcycles can be parked in a condo parking?

In a recent case, the Condo Authority Tribunal had to rule on whether a condo owner could “triple park” three motorcycles in his parking spot. An interesting case with a little bumpy ride. Facts The facts are quite simple.  The owner triple parked three motorcycles in his parking spot. Two letters were sent from management […]

Are non-compete clauses in management agreements enforceable?

An interesting case recently had to rule on whether non-compete clauses in management agreements are enforceable. This case dealt with a condo corporation who continued to employ the same manager after they had both left the management firm.  This case contains important lessons when dealing with a situation that is more common than one would […]

Silent Night…

Only a couple of days ago, we had different plans for our Christmas post. It was going to be full of light and cheers and laughter. We were looking forward to it with excitement. But it was not to happen.   Less than a week before Christmas, tragedy struck at the heart of a condo community; […]

Can condo corporations put up “Christmas” decorations on common elements?

We’re fast approaching that most wonderful time of the year, with cheers of joy and good wishes… for most.  You see, the holiday spirit is not universally shared by all. To help you get into the holiday spirit (should you be so inclined but in no way obligated to), we decided to revisit this 2021 post […]

Are owners entitled to access recordings of online condo meetings?

For the second time, the Condo Tribunal was asked to rule on whether recordings of online owners’ meetings constitute a record of the corporation to which owners are entitled.  This case significantly moved the needle with its conclusion that such recordings are in fact records of the corporation (at least in the circumstances of this […]

Webinar: Condo Jeopardy Lawyer’s Edition (Dec. 7 at 5pm)

It seems that the most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner…. in a month to be more precise.  So for the last Condo Adviser episode of the year we thought we’d repeat last year’s Condo Jeopardy – Lawyer’s Edition !!! As we did last year, we rounded up Condo Lawyers from […]

Smoke complaints: Condos must investigate both sides

This is your typical case involving condo owners complaining of smoke/smell emanating from a neighbouring unit.  As is often the case, you have repeated complaints from the same few neighbours and a strong denial from the owner at the centre of the complaints. So, what is a corporation to do in these circumstances?  Here is […]

The return of Canada’s Unknown Soldier – Remembrance post

Every November we pause to remember those who served in war and peace and those who paid the ultimate price for our collective freedom. This year, this very freedom and the values behind it were tested.  Some even attempted to appropriate and redefine them in furtherance of their political agenda.  For this reason, this year’s […]

How much noise is too much noise in a condo?

Noise complaints in condos are complicated and difficult to resolve. The cause and origin of the noise is often difficult to demonstrate and, perhaps more importantly, the level of noise that one is expected to have to tolerate is a very subjective question. In a recent case, the Condo Tribunal rule on an age old […]

February Webinar
Life and Safety in condos
Wedn. Feb. 1st at 5pm
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