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Can You Modify the New Prescribed Condo Forms?

Much has been said and written about the new Condo Forms, which came into force on November 1st, 2017.  Some don’t like their look and feel, others have encountered technical challenges with them (to this day, the fillable forms work best with Windows Internet Explorer). At the end of the day, one recurring question we […]

Condo Learning Opportunities February/March

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 to […]

New Regulations on Insurance, Complaints Procedure and the Code of Ethics for Condo Managers

New year: more changes to the condo industry.  The province of Ontario has issued today an update on recent condo law changes taking place in early 2018. Specifically, the province has confirmed the implementation of more provisions and of new regulations under the Condo Management Services Act, which will come into effect on February 1, 2018. In […]

A Condo Year in Review – Our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017

Last year has been quite the year for the condo industry. After many years of discussion and speculation, we finally saw the implementation of many of the amendments to the Condo Act and of a substantial portion of the newly adopted regulation. We also saw the launch of the new Condominium Authority, its new tribunal and of the Condo […]

Information Certificate Updates

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

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

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?

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

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 […]

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

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 […]