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Happy Holidays!

  • by: Rod Escayola

The hustle and bustle has quieted down.  A fresh layer of snow has covered most cities and landscapes around us.  All is calm. The next meal is in the oven; the entire home smells amazing.  The table is nearly set; we’re putting the final touches. Family and friends are coming and going. Many old traditions are being repeated […]

Extension of Time to Register Your Condo with the CAO

  • by: Rod Escayola

News from the CAO: the deadline to register your condominium corporation with the CAO has been extended until February 28, 2018! The CAO reports that some 7,000 condo corporations have already registered their condo corporation.  That’s not bad! However, by everyone’s best estimates, that leave some 3,000 or so who have not yet registered.  For those […]

Information Certificate Updates

  • by: Rod Escayola

Two weeks ago, we blogged about the Periodic Information Certificate.  This week, we discuss its little brother: the Information Certificate Update. When is one due and how do they work? Types of Information Certificates Under the newly adopted amended Condo Act, condo corporations have to regularly send out the following three types of Information Certificates: The Periodic Information […]

How to Complete the New Proxy Form

  • by: Jocelyn Duquette

The new forms under the “new” Condominium Act were released on November 1, 2017.  A month later, the industry is still getting familiar with these new documents and we are receiving many questions about them; especially about the new proxy form. In this blog, we discuss the new proxy form and how to complete it. The new […]

The New Periodic Information Certificate

  • by: Rod Escayola

Amongst the various new obligations imposed on condo corporations, they will now have to regularly send to all owners various Information Certificates. In this post, we discuss the new Periodic Information Certificate – aka the “PIC”. When, how and to whom is it to be sent? What’s in the PIC? The amended Condo Act provides that corporations […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condos?

  • by: Rod Escayola

The province is seeking your input on proposed changes to the Condo Act which would make it easier to install and access electric vehicle charging stations in existing condos. The province recently issued a “plain language” summary of the changes being proposed and seeks your opinion on it.  Now is the time to prepare the future. The challenge of electric cars […]

Disclosure Obligations of Condo Directors at AGMs

  • by: Rod Escayola

One of the many changes to have come into force this month is the requirement for all condo directors to disclose certain facts about themselves or risk being automatically disqualified.  This post will help you with the process and timing of this new requirement. Directors qualifications The amended Condo Act added 2 additional requirements for an […]

Still Confused About Which Manager’s Licence is Right for You?

  • by: Rod Escayola

Mandatory licensing of condo managers has been ongoing for a few weeks now and the deadline to get your licence is looming. Have you figured out yet which licence is right for you? Fear not, we have developed an easy-to-use flow chart to help you with this decision and with the process to be followed. Deadlines to […]

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 […]