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Webinar: EV charging stations in condos (Wed. April 3, 5pm)

Plug into this webinar to learn everything you need to know about EV charging stations! From the initial owner consultation, to securing grant money, installing the infrastructure and registering of EV Agreements. Click here to register! CPE Credits:  This webinar has been approved for 1 hour of CPE credit Topics EV charging stations Intro to smart […]

Can owners use records requests to go on “fishing expeditions”

Owners are entitled to access records of the corporation. After all, these records “belong” to the owners and the affairs of the corporation are an “open book” to unit owners.  But what can condos do when an owner’s records request goes too far? Are owners entitled to go on fishing expeditions?

Thank you 2 million times!

We launched the CondoAdviser blog on a cold evening, on March 24, 2015.  Nine years later, on February 29, we hit the milestone of 2 million views! Since then, amazing #CondoGeeks have contributed to the blog, including Jocelyn Duquette, Graeme Macpherson, David Plotkin, Nailah Ramsoomair. Over the last 9 years: We have published some 492 posts; […]

Webinar: Deep dive on condo insurance PART 2 (Wed. March 6 @ 5pm)

This webinar is the second of our series on condo insurance.  In this episode discuss the pros and cons of Standard Unit by-laws and Insurance Deductible by-laws. We also opened the floor to questions from our viewers. You can watch a recording of this episode. CPE Credits: This activity has been approved for 1.0 CPE […]

Condos must enforce their visitor parking rules

Here is another case involving visitor parking.  In this case, the CAT ordered the condo to enforce its existing rules and to implement measures to better regulate the use of their visitor parking. Facts of the case The condo complex at the centre of this litigation has 25 common element visitor parking spaces for approximately […]

Webinar: Deep dive on condo insurance – Part I

The single most complicated issue in condo land is insurance. Not a day goes by without clients asking us what insurance is required; who pays for damage to a unit; who pays the deductible amount.  And not a single day goes by where we don’t answer: “It depends”.  Let’s clarify this question once and for […]

Can AGM packages be sent to condo owners by email?

Since last October, condo corporations are permitted to send notices to owners by email.  Our readers have asked us whether this applies to AGM packages as well.  Search no more, here’s the answer. Recent changes to the Act The “Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act” (Bill 91) received royal assent last June. This Act modernized the Condo […]

Are clients of home businesses allowed to use the visitor parking?

Most condo corporations have very limited visitor parking available to them. This requires that their use be regulated and monitored to ensure that they are available to bona fide visitors. In a recent decision, the CAT had to rule on whether owners could use the visitor parking for home office clients. Interesting lessons. It may […]

Who pays for shared expenses when there is no shared facilities agreement?

Usually, condo corporations sharing assets or equipment have in place cost sharing agreements. But in many cases, there aren’t such agreements or those in place are inadequate. The question in today’s post: who pays for shared expenses in these cases? The Court of Appeal has recently ruled on this in one of our cases. Facts […]

Can condo corporations put up “Christmas” decorations on common elements?

We’re fast approaching that most wonderful time of the year, with cheers of joy and good wishes… for most.  You see, the holiday spirit is not universally shared by all. To help you get into the holiday spirit (should you be so inclined but in no way obligated to), we decided to revisit this 2021 post […]