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Condo in a Condo…in a Condo…
The CAT Rules Against Doberman
And it begins…The first CAT Decisions on Noise
A Tale of an Emotional Support Animal in a No Pets Condo With Another Owner With Severe Allergies – What’s a Condominium To Do?
Loud neighbour? Eyes burning from smoke? Have you tried…
Options for Obtaining Compliance in Condominiums
Notice to Owners…Not Just for Meetings: Part 2
Notice to Owners…Not Just for Meetings: Part 1
Seemingly Stupid Rules in Condos
Nuisances, Annoyance, or Disruptions? Take it up with the CAT
Recap of the Top Stories of 2021
Soaring Housing Prices and Single Family Restrictions in Condominiums
Harassment of Contractors by Owners: What Can You Do About It?
Condo Lingo – Common Errors and Misconceptions Part 4
Condo Lingo – Common Errors and Misconceptions Part 3
A No-Nuisance CAT – Expanding the Condominium Authority Tribunal’s Jurisdiction to Include Nuisance-Related Disputes
Condo Considerations for New Proof of Vaccine Mandates in Ontario
Visitor Parking Wars Rage On
Condo Lingo – Common Errors and Misconceptions Part 2
Condo Lingo - Common Errors and Misconceptions
Tarion and the HCRA – The First Six Months
New to the Condominium Way of Life: Part 4
New to the Condominium Way of Life: Part 3
New to the Condominium Way of Life: Part 2
Condominium Boards: Reviewing Your By-Laws is Vital to Running Your Condominium Effectively
New to the Condominium Way of Life?
Can You Arbitrate Oppression Claims Between Condos?
We Want Your Feedback!
The CAT Rules on Parking Dispute
Owner's Meritless Challenge to Lien Results in Big Win for Condo
Spring Break Reading: Courts Edition
Spring Break Reading: The CAT Edition
Scared of Holding Your AGM During a Lockdown?
The CAT Dismisses "Minor" Case Without a Hearing
Part Two: Another "3 Ps" in Condos? Policies, Programs, and Plans
Another "3 Ps" in Condos? Policies, Programs, and Plans
Confusion Over Condominium By-law Requirements
Salt, Snow and Ice: A Roll of the Dice
How To Make Virtual Meetings Work For Your Condominium
Condo Declarations Are Not Carved In Stone
Can Condo Boards Pass Rules Without a Vote of Owners?
Condo By-laws: What's the Deal with Voting?
Wonderful Surprise to End 2020!
The Curse of Covid: Recap of the Top 2020 Stories
10 Condo Law Highlights of 2020
COVID-19: Five New Categories
Solicitor-Client Privilege Waived by Discussing Bills with Owners
Changes to the Condominium Act: A Guide to the New Condominium Guide
Upcoming Amendments: January 1, 2021
CCI Grand River Chapter's First Virtual Conference is Coming Up!
Virtual or In-Person Meetings During a Pandemic: Which is Best?
The Condo Authority Tribunal (CAT) Hears New Matters Starting TODAY!
CONDO COVID Q & A
CCI Grand River Chapter's Virtual Conference Registration is Now Open!
Government Will NOT Provide Further Extension to Deadlines to Hold AGMs
The CAT is Growing...
WARNING! At Capacity for 2020
Electricity Providers’ Requirement for a Security Deposit
End of the Declared Emergency: Your Most Common Condo AGM Questions Answered
Update on Previous Post - Fight Fire with Fire: Seeking Court Orders to Amend the Declaration
Summer Reading: Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) 2020
Reminder: Feedback on Future Amendments to Act Due August 14, 2020
Virtual Requisition Meetings
Amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998: A Recap of 2017 to 2020
COVID-19 Resources & Update
Guest Post: Dawn of the Virtual Meeting
Can Unit Owners Examine Opinions or Invoices from the Condominium's Lawyer?
How to Read the Condo Act
Can Your Condo Opt-Out of the Act?
Latest Order Allows Virtual Condo Meetings
COVID-19 Update: New Financial Option for Condominiums
CAT Says Being Self-Managed is Not an Excuse
Can a Condo Prohibit Talking on a Balcony after 11 pm?
Caremongering in Condos
Section 109: Court Amendments of the Declaration & Description
COVID-19 Update: Virtual Meetings, Condo Fees, and Liens
Condo Obligations: COVID-19 & Other Communicable Diseases
Upcoming Educational Opportunities
Reminder: Feedback on Future Amendments Due Soon
Extra, Extra, Read All About It: More Amendments on the Way!
Security Cameras in Condos: Privacy Interests vs. Safety & Security
Caution: Reading this Post May Cause Nightmares About Indemnity Clauses
Condominium Amalgamation – A Few Considerations Regarding the Approval Process
Kitec Claims: Deadline to Submit is Almost Here
Top Condo Lessons of 2019
Is Phase Two of the Amendments on Its Way?
Grandparenting Not Required for Rule to Be Reasonable
Recent Changes to Cannabis Laws
Coming January 1, 2020...
Condo Ignores Condo Authority Tribunal (CAT) Requests to Join Case
Get to Know the Team: Daniel Brockenshire
Quiet condo for retirement? Maybe not...
Is the CAO responsible for creating the forms? Maybe in the near future...
Whose Notice is it Anyway?
The New Three P's?
Get to Know the Team: Michelle Kelly
A Warning to Owners Leasing their Units
Summer Reading: Condo Authority Tribunal (CAT) Edition
Ready, Set, Action: Are In-Camera Minutes a Record of the Condo?
Fight Fire with Fire: Seeking Court Orders to Amend the Declaration
Fall into Educational Opportunities
What did you get yourself into? Top ten tips for new directors
Court rules (again) that condo can't avoid mandatory arbitration
Owner's Challenge to Special Assessment
AGM: Apathy, Gossip and Mutiny
Are emails between directors a record of the condominium? The CAT says...
Condos in Trouble
Condo Stats - Toronto & Area
Voting: All condo units are not created equal
The Controversiality of the Voting Threshold: Borrowing By-laws
To Borrow or Not to Borrow? How Does the Process Work: Borrowing By-laws
CAT says no to owner's request to see email addresses
Kitec – Don’t Forget the Deadline to Submit a Claim
Condo in a Condo
Lessons from the CAT
Loss of Quorum on the Board
Back to School...Condo Resources
What's in the Cards: The Future of the CAT
Elevators Let You Down?
The Battle Rages On...
Electricity and Water Reporting Obligations: the Who, What, Where, Why & When
Entering a Unit for Enforcement Purposes
Mark Your Calendars: Annual Report Filing Deadline is March 31, 2019
The CAT's Meow - New Tribunal Decisions
CCI GHC Conference - Register Now!
Trouble with the declarant?
Tips for Owners Requisitioning Meetings
Let the CAT out of the Bag
Clear and Current Disclosure
A Declarant needs to provide Clear and Current Disclosure Information to Purchasers
Condo Stats - Golden Horseshoe
Condo Stats - Grand River Edition
Upcoming Events: Winter 2019
Coming Soon - Better City Waste Collection Options for Condos in Guelph
Looking Back on 10 Decisions of 2018
End of Year Recap: Top Posts of 2018
Nipping a Budding Industry: Regulation of Cannabis in Commercial Condominiums
Common Errors with the Amendments: Part 3
Highlights from the 22nd Annual CCI-T Conference
Terminating Agreements in Condos
Upcoming Condo Conferences
Modified Record Request Process
Voting by show of hands
Where there's smoke there's...a cannabis allergy
Upcoming Events - Fall 2018
The Black Hole of Record Requests
Amending the Condo Documents
What are Condominium Documents?
Manager Licence Renewal Deadline is August 31, 2018
Fight over 14% budget increase leads to court battle
CAT rules on access to proxies
Knowing the Signs...Election Times
Upcoming events...Summer & Fall of 2018
First Lessons from the CAT
Condo Chat: What do you want to see for future amendments?
Construction Lien Changes
Disability & Dogs: Has the Pendulum Swung Back?
Ontario Election – New Canvasser Rules
Did you send your information certificates yet?
Amendments: What's still to come?
Electric Vehicle Charging Systems in Condos
GRC's Upcoming Conference & More Events!
Setting Aside An Arbitration Award for Fraud
Condo Act Changes: A Primer for Real Estate Agents & Lawyers
Common Errors with the Amendments: Part 2
CAO return overdue? File it ASAP!
Recent Changes to Employment Laws
Soliciting Proxies: What's Changed?
Forms for Ongoing Disclosure by Directors
Update: Improper Use of the Indemnification Clause
The New Forms: A Review
Strict Compliance with the Terms of an Agreement is required to Strictly Enforce Contractual Rights
Renewal of a Commercial Lease and the Doctrine of Waiver
Winter Case Law Reading
Amendment Issue: Requisition Meetings
Marijuana in Condos
Big Changes to Tarion and Warranties are Coming!
New Help Guides & Factsheets!
What's Coming February 1st, 2018?
Update on the New Requirements as of January 1, 2018
My Favourite Condo Lessons of 2017
End of Year Recap: Top Posts of 2017
Amendments coming January 1, 2018
The Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT)
Common Errors with the Amendments
Fair Taxes - Guelph Condo Residents
The New Information Certificates
The NEW PROCESS for Owners' Meetings
Turn-over Meetings: From Developer to Owners
The Condo Act Forms are Available!
What is changing come November 1, 2017?
Resources available now on CAO website
Condo Managers: Licence Application Details Now Available!
Who can apply for a minor variance for the common elements? Condo or owner?
The New Owner Occupied Position
Is it Time to Amalgamate?
Switching from Snail Mail to Email
New Regulation for Managers
Summer Case Law Reading
Are you ready? Less than three months to go...
The Condo Authority of Ontario
Condo Stats - Toronto & Area
Proposed Annual Fees for Condo Managers Announced
Defamation in Condos: An Update
Lessons as a First-Time Condo Owner
Condo Financing Myths Debunked
Another Draft Regulation Is Available for Comment
Health & Safety: Major Repair Projects
Condo Stats - Grand River & Golden Horseshoe Edition
Canada Day Celebrations!
Update: New Dates for Condo Act
Development: Unique Condo Uses
Is lien work really for lawyers only?
Licences for Property Managers
Green Initiatives in Condos
Electric Vehicles in Condos
If you can't say something nice...
Recap - Motions at Meetings
Recap: Requisition Meetings
Changes are Coming: Voting
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees, or Does It?
Changes are Coming - Requisitions
Party On? Third Party Liability and a Condo's Party Room
The Rogue One: Directors Gone Bad
Draft Reg#3 Available for Comment
Kitec Piping Claims
What is Subrogation?!?
Draft Reg#2 - Part 4
Draft Reg#2 - Part 3
Draft Reg#2 - Part 2
Reg#2 Released for Comment
Changes are Coming - More Paperwork
Changes are Coming - Changes by Condo
Changes are Coming - Chargebacks
What is a Section 98 Agreement?
Do you need a section 98 agreement?
Shared Facilities Disputes
Shared Facilities: Ending the Relationship
Dispute over sewer stinks for one condo
Draft Regs re Licensing Released
"Is it too late now to say sorry?"
My Favourite Condo Lessons of 2016
End of Year Recap: Most Popular Posts
When Developers Abandon Unsold Units
The Condo's Lien Right - When Does Default Occur?
How do you choose your lawyer?
Condo installs private well it cannot use
AODA Requirements Coming January 1, 2017
Is your Meeting Date a Human Rights Violation?
Tips for Buying a Condo
Halloween in Condos: It Doesn't Need to be Frightening?!?
Can the Condo Demand My Dog's DNA?
Guest Post: Minute Taking Made Easy
Trespassing in Condos
Ambiguous Condo Docs Cause Another Dispute
How to Calculate the First Year Budget Deficit
Owner not oppressed by by-law restricting use of parking spaces
FAQs: Owner Edition
Improper Use of the Indemnification Clause
Unreasonable Owners + Reasonable Board = Costs for Condo
Condo Harassment: Is it real?
New (Condo) Rules
Afternoon Quickie: Elections
Afternoon Quickie: Preparing for Elections
Afternoon Quickie: Order of Business
Afternoon Quickie: Minutes of Meetings
Police in Condos
Mental Health in Condos
Condominiums, Drinking Water Systems and the Safe Drinking Water Act
Enforcing Against Landlord Owners
Condo Act Amendments Up for Reading
Enforcement of a "One Family" Clause in Condominium Declarations
Top Condo Lessons of 2015
Reader Q: What does Royal Assent mean for us?
Parking Dispute Draws Criticism from Judge
How the Grinch Stole Christmas in Condos
How to assess a bill from your lawyer
Condo too aggressive; court awards no costs.
Interesting decision on material change from 40% increase in monthly fees
Former Director's Six Year Battle with Condo Continues...
Question: I'm a director for a new condo. What do I need to know?
The Importance of Abutting Land Searches in the Land Titles System
Comments from the Courts on Costs
Changes to the Condominium Act, 1998: Part 2 – Additional Provisions in the Declaration
Court Costs Bite Owners Claiming Disability to Keep Dog
Changes to the Condominium Act, 1998: Part 1 – Mandatory Provisions in the Declaration
Condo successful against owner with bed bugs and hoarding issues
Dog Restrictions and Disabilities
The latest in the Orr v. MTCC 1056 Saga: Court of Appeal Decision on Costs
Taking the Bite Out of Zoning
Unresolved Warranty Claims Under The Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act
Adverse Possession & Land Titles Conversion Qualified Lands
Amendments to the Condominium Act and other Acts Revealed
What happens when lawyers forget to transfer title to parking units?
Property manager charged with defrauding 13 condos in Hamilton and Burlington
Due Diligence and the Land Titles Registry
Condo oppressed owner when it failed to address noise
Only specific relatives can be on title for HST rebate
Director breached duties in disagreement with the board
Ontario Budget 2015 confirms Condo Act reforms coming
Looking forward to the CCI Conference (Golden Horseshoe)
Large Pillar Obstructing Storefront is NOT a Material Change
Errors in the Declaration or Description?
What's the Deal with Parking Spaces and Units?
TWO HYDRO METERS IN EACH RESIDENTIAL SUITE??
Parkland Dedication Fees Capped by Ontario Municipal Board
Monies owed pursuant to a Shared Facilities Agreement?
Special Assessments - What is the Limitation Period?
Noisy Neighbour or Overwhelmed Owner?
Scheduling owners' meetings: Did you check the date?
"We want to remove the board because we want to fire the manager"
Chargeback or Fine?
Looking Forward: New Legal Requirements for 2015
Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 4: Common Elements Condominiums
Single Family Use
Status Certificate Error Costs Condo, Lawyer, and Others
Top Condo Cases of 2014
Least Popular Posts of 2014
Top Posts of 2014
Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Ontario
New Duty of Honest Performance of Contracts
Condo Dispute Wastes a Million Dollars?
Condo can't revive lost lien right using section 134
Developer Board Entitled to Waive Developer's Liability on behalf of Condo
The Condominium's Duty Regarding Hoarding (Part 2)
The Condominium's Duty Regarding Hoarding (Part 1)
Reader Feedback Q and A
Shared Facilities Dispute Requires Med/Arb Despite Oppression Claim
What about municipal election signs?
Refresher - Motions at Condominium Meetings
Refresher - How to Make and Consider a Motion
Refresher - Robert's Rules of Order (Part 1)
What's that Smell? Smoke and Odours in Condos
Want to put an end to your condo relationship? Terminate the condo!
Requisitions - Not all bad!
Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You – Part 3: Phased Condominiums
Directors may disqualify another director without a vote of the owners
This year's theme is already emerging...another forced sale.
Another case on enforcement costs
Condo fails to address smoke complaints
Condo ordered to amend declaration by court
Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right for You - Part 2: Standard Condominiums
Don't forget about the Auditor!
It is that time of year...annual general meeting season
Ontario Election - How does it affect your condo?
Choosing a Condo Plan That is Right For You- Part 1 : Vacant Land Condominiums
CCI Golden Horseshoe Conference
Restrictive Covenants in Common Elements Condos
Status certificate error costs condominium
Making Entry to a Unit
Changes to the common elements, assets or services
Condo Reform #4 - Governance: Directors and Officers, Fines, Rights and Responsibilities
Condo Reform #4 - Governance: Records and Meetings
Part 2 - Declarant ousts board using majority ownership
Declarant ousts board using majority ownership.
Another forced sale of a unit...
No duty to accommodate preferences
Condo Act Reform - #3 Dispute Resolution
Condo Act Reform - #2 Financial Management: Fraud
Condo Act Reform - #2 Financial Management: Operating Budgets
Quorum oh Quorum
Condo Act Reform - #2 Financial Management: Reserve Funds and Reserve Fund Investments
Condo Act Reform - #2 Financial Management: Educating and Informing Owners
Tax Assessments For "Units"
Condo Act Reform - #1 Consumer Protection: Noise
Condo Act Reform - #1 Consumer Protection: Dealing with the Developer
Condo Act Reform - #1 Consumer Protection: Disclosure Obligations
Detailed Review of Proposed Amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998
The Condo Game - Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Development Charges Season
Owner forced to sell unit for son's bad behaviour
Schedule G Part 3: Schedule G - Municipality
Buyer Beware: Another Reason to Read Your Disclosure Package Carefully
Schedule G Continued - Elaboration on Electrical Installations
Condominium Act Review - Stage Two Report now available
In for a penny, in for a pound? A cautionary tale on costs.
Condominium Fines & Chargebacks
Challenges by owners to the chair, proxies, and voting
Update - Costs against condo directors (Middlesex C.C. No. 232)
“Heads Up” to Architects, Engineers, Condominium Developers and Municipalities re: Schedule G in Ontario Condominium Declarations and Amendments
How to properly conduct an owners' meeting
Improper notice invalidates a lien
CCI-T & ACMO Legislative Brief (Updated)
You have to start somewhere...
Board Members Behaving Badly Results in Personal Liability - Part 2
Board Members Behaving Badly Results in Personal Liability
HST REBATES ON NEW HOUSING (INCLUDING REBATES FOR RENTALS)
Don’t Wait Too Long – Tarion, Bulletin 19R and New Condominiums
Beware the Single Pipe
Developers Beware: Don’t Forget Your Critical Dates – Or Your Deal May be Dead! - Part 3
Developers Beware: Don’t Forget Your Critical Dates – Or Your Deal May be Dead! - Part 2
Developers Beware: Don’t Forget Your Critical Dates – Or Your Deal May be Dead! - Part 1
What About the Initial Registration?
Changes to Tarion’s Major Structural Defects Framework Impact Condominium Builders and Owners
Home Builders: 7 Tips for Fostering Good Neighbourly Relations
Converting an Apartment or Townhome to Condominium? Enjoy the Benefits, but Don’t Forget About Your Tenants
Converting lands to “Land Titles Absolute” before condominium registration
Responding to Objections to an Application to Convert Lands to “Land Titles Absolute”
Some Considerations in Converting Apartments to Condominium
Case Comment: Demetriou v. Carleton Condominium Corp. No. 59
Ontario’s New Form 24 Requirement: Further cost for condominium developers and little benefit to lien claimants
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