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?
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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).
Our mini condo crunch series about construction law issues began on September 29. If you missed it, no worries. It is now the latest episode of our podcast. Don’t forget to register for Part II, scheduled to happen on October 29.
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.
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).