Condominium & Joint Property Law

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Why DHA?

We are a boutique condominium and joint property law firm serving condominium corporations throughout Eastern Ontario. Our dedication to the practice, our clients and our community is what sets us apart.

We are experts

We focus on condominiums and other forms of shared property. There are many unique principles and issues that apply to such properties. We understand the issues and we can provide the answers.

We are responsive

Our client service also sets us apart. We know that legal issues are often urgent. Our commitment is to offer prompt service that will hopefully ease some burden and achieve strong results for our clients.

We are efficient

We come nimble and prepared in our areas of specialty. We work as a team, with extensive experience and expertise that we all share together. Our clients don’t pay for training about condominium and shared property law.

We are keen

We consider it an honour and a privilege any time someone chooses us as their legal counsel. We truly enjoy the wonderful relationships that we have with our clients. We’d love to work with you.

Our Services

As condominium law specialists representing over 800 condominium corporations, our suite of services represent our expertise in the field.

Latest Condo Law News

Updated continuously by our team, we have the finger on the pulse for everything regarding condominium law.

October 15, 2021
CAT Applications – We’re Ready to Help at Reasonable Cost

As we’ve reported in a number of previous blogs, the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) is growing, and will no doubt continue to grow. More and more condominium disputes will be decided by way of application to the CAT. Who will be handling these applications on behalf of condominium corporations?

October 14, 2021
Important CAT Decision in Relation to Nuisance Pets and Costs

A recent decision of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) is in my view a hugely important decision on two issues:
(1) The decision confirms the CAT’s willingness to enforce pet provisions in a corporation’s Declaration or Rules.
(2) The decision shows how the CAT will approach claims for costs (including costs incurred before and during the CAT process).

October 7, 2021
More on the Expanding Jurisdiction of the CAT – Particularly in Relation to Animals

As our readers will know from previous posts, the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) has been expanded (and will expand even more in 2022!). One of the CAT’s areas of jurisdiction is to deal with disputes respecting provisions (in a condominium corporation’s Declaration, By-laws or Rules) “that prohibit, restrict or otherwise govern pets or other animals in a unit, the common elements or the assets, if any, of the corporation”. In a recent case, the CAT confirmed that this jurisdiction extends to related Human Rights issues.

September 29, 2021
Enforcement Help from the CMRAO

A recent Court decision shows how the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) can be helpful when it comes to enforcing obligations of managers under the Condominium Management Services Act and Regulations (CMSA).

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