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Changes to the Condo Act: What Changes Have NOT Been Implemented Yet

  • by: Rod Escayola

On November 1st, 2017, the province “turned on” many of its new legislative provisions affecting the condominium industry. Last week, we blogged about the changes which have been implemented. This week, we blog about those changes which have not been implemented yet. For all of the items listed below, we are still under the “old” version […]

Having Problems Viewing the New Condo Forms?

  • by: Rod Escayola

You’ll recall that, on November 1st, 2017, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services issued new forms to be used under the Condo Act. Many readers have reported experiencing difficulties viewing these forms online.  Here are a few tricks to help you view the new forms. The simplest way to view the forms is to visit […]

Let us Remember Those Who Gave Their Today for our Tomorrow

  • by: Rod Escayola

November is Remembrance month.  As we approach the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, we pause to remember those who gave their today for our tomorrow. We dedicate this post to the lawyers and law students who died during the two world conflicts. Ontario Lawyers and Law Students Answered the Call of Duty […]

New Condo Act: What Changes Have Been Implemented on November First

  • by: Rod Escayola

On November 1st, 2017, the province “turned on” many new legislative provisions affecting the condo industry. There is no turning back now. Still, it is worth remembering that not all changes to the Condominum Act are in force yet. The remaining changes will be implemented in phases. In this blog, we discuss the changes which have been implemented last […]

The Forms Under the New Condo Act Are Out!

  • by: Jocelyn Duquette

After many years of discussion and speculation, the new Condominium Act is finally here! The majority of the amendments to the Act and the new regulations under the Act are coming into force today, November 1st 2017.  The Minister of Government and Consumer Services has released an Order enacting new forms under the Act. The forms […]

Condo Learning this Month – Learning and Networking Opportunities

  • by: Rod Escayola

Are you looking for networking opportunities or to get more knowledgeable on condo matters? On the last Thursday of each month, we provide a comprehensive list of all known condo training and networking events in Ontario. Each of these offers a unique opportunity to gain condo knowledge and to meet with other like minded condo-driven individuals.  Read on […]

Condo Managers will be Required to Provide Police Record Checks

  • by: Rod Escayola

We’re only days away from mandatory licensing of condo managers,  breathlessly waiting for the CMRAO’s online application process to go live to finally see what it’ll look like. One thing we do know, is that all applicants for a licence will have to provide a recent police record check. In this post we discuss where and […]

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 […]