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The latest on Condominium Law

A selection of important articles and podcasts from our team

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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Condo Cases Across Canada

A quarterly publication of the Canadian Condominium Institute, National Chapter.

Each issue contains summaries of some of the latest condominium decisions (from Courts and Administrative Tribunals) across the country. Not all cases are summarized. But most of the key condominium cases are summarized.

Editor: James Davidson, LLB., FCCI

Jim has been practicing condominium law for over 30 years. He represents condominium corporations, their directors, owners, and insurers throughout Eastern Ontario. His experience also includes building deficiencies, shared property interests, co-ownership and construction law.

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