Condominium & Joint Property Law

Our client-focused approach enables a clear path to a positive outcome.

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.

April 27, 2023
Vacant Unit and Underused Housing Tax

Does your condominium need to file a declaration for the City of Ottawa Vacant Unit Tax? If yes, the declaration must be made by April 30, 2023. Read on to see if your condominium might qualify as a residential property subject to the Vacant Unit Tax or the Underused Housing Tax implemented by the Federal Government.

By Cheryll Wood, | Article
April 26, 2023
What About a Director’s Request for Records?

In a recent case, a Director made a request for records, and the condominium corporation treated this request like any other request by an owner. The condominium corporation withheld records in accordance with Section 55 (4) of the Condominium Act, and also demanded fees for the requested records in accordance with the regulations that apply to requests for records by owners. The Director then applied to the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT), arguing that these restrictions should not apply to him as a Director.

By James Davidson, | Article
April 21, 2023
Matters Falling Outside the CAT’s Jurisdiction

In three recent decisions, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) confirmed that the Tribunal does not have jurisdiction to decide disputes that are fundamentally about alleged inadequate repair or maintenance (and not fundamentally about nuisance prohibited by the condominium’s governing documents).

By James Davidson, | Article

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