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Month: March 2022

Webinar: Deep Dive on Condo Liens, Chargebacks and Legal fees

Condo corporations are not-for-profit organizations who rely on owners paying their “condo fees” on time.  They also need to be able to charge back to owners expenses that specific owners impose on the Corporation. If owners fail to make these payments, the rest of the innocent owners suffer. Having said that, not all chargebacks are […]

Court evicts condo tenants and their dangerous dogs

In a recent case, the Superior Court of Justice evicted condo tenants and their dangerous dogs. An interesting aspect of this case is that it was decided by the Superior Court of Justice and not: the Landlord and Tenant Board – despite involving tenants, or the  Condo Authority Tribunal – despite involving a dispute over […]

Ontario lifting (most) COVID measures on Monday: what it means for condos

On March 9, 2022, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced the lifting of many of the remaining COVID measures, including those pertaining to masks in most settings and proof of vaccination requirements.  The regulation implementing these changes was published on March 14, which allows us to see what this will mean for condos. Overview […]

Can the City Assist Condos in Short-Term Rental Bans?

Some major municipalities in Ontario, including Ottawa and Toronto are (or already have) implemented municipal By-laws governing short-term rentals in the cities. These by-laws do a number of things: They define what constitutes a “short-term rental” (less than 30 consecutive nights in Ottawa and less than 28 consecutive nights in Toronto); They mandate that short-term […]