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Webinar: Deep Dive on Condo Insurance (April 7 @5pm)

The single most complicated issue in condo land: Condo Insurance. Survey If you have not done so already, consider taking our survey on condo insurance.  This will help us get an accurate picture of insurance challenges in CondoLand. Probably best to have this answered by the director with most knowledge on your insurance file. Have […]

CondoVirus Webinar: Facing Condo Insurance Challenges (June 24 )

Episode 15: Insurance in Condos This week, in the last episode of the season, we thought we’d tackle condo insurance. Specifically we will tackle the following: Condo Insurance Challenges What affects the premium and the deductible How to keep both low Changes in the insurance industry affecting condos Adopting a Standard Unit by-law The purpose […]

Are we Facing a Condo Insurance Crisis?

Many are sounding the alarm, claiming that the condo industry is facing an insurance crisis. We will explore this over the next few posts. In the meantime, to help us better understand the state of insurance in the condo world, we encourage our readers to take our survey on condo insurance. [This survey is easier 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 […]

Condos Have More Time Before Changes to Insurance Regime

Much ink has been spilled in the last few months over the upcoming changes to the insurance regime applicable to condominiums. In particular, a lot has been written about existing Insurance deductible by-laws and any looming deadline to re-arrange your corporation’s affairs on this front.  Well, we may all have more time to breathe… Help us […]

Major Changes to Condo Insurance and Repair Obligations

The province of Ontario is in the process of adopting sweeping changes to the Condominium Act.  In this post we discuss how the new provisions will drastically change who is responsible to repair (and therefore who is responsible to insure) condominium units.  Corporations should consider acting quickly to put in place various protections which may no […]

Is the Insurance Industry Turning Its Back on Condominiums?

According to a recent article in the Globe and Mail, shoddy construction, rising claims for water damage and inadequate regulation is leading insurance companies to refuse to insure condominium corporations.  In the meantime, premiums and deductibles are skyrocketing.  Not just in Vancouver:  in Toronto and in Ottawa too.  Worse, in some cases, condominium corporations are […]

CCI (Eastern Ontario) Condo Conference on November 4!

The  CCI (Eastern Ontario) Condo Conference is finally returning!…. and in person! This is a one-stop event! Come meet and network with your local condo community, your condo leaders and service providers! Amazing lineup (if we may say so ourselves) tackling relevant and timely topics such as enforcement, CAT decisions, reserve fund studies, how to […]

Can condo corporations access the neighbour’s property to repair their own?

Happy Dog Days of Summer, As construction season ramped up again earlier this Spring, a recent decision out of the Superior Court of Justice dealt with a situation where a condo urgently needed to conduct rooftop repairs, but its neighbour would not grant the condo access to its land so the condo could access its […]

Can I BBQ on my Condo Balcony?

It’s BBQ season! With it, comes questions pertaining to BBQ safety and neighbourly etiquette.  This is particularly true in condo living and even more so when one lives in a mid to high-rise complex, where occupants have the exclusive use of a balcony. A recurring question is whether BBQs are allowed on condo terraces and balconies. […]