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A selection of important articles and podcasts from our team

November 20, 2020
Condominium Meetings During the Pandemic – An Update

As explained in our blog of November 4, 2020, the province has now adopted “colour categories” to be applied to the many public health regions, with different restrictions applying to the different categories.
Currently, the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario health unit regions are placed in the Orange (Restrict) Category. Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox &
Addington health unit region is placed in the Green (Prevent) category. What exactly does this mean for condominium meetings in those regions?

By James Davidson, | Article
November 18, 2020
Human Rights – Sometimes More Than One Process

As our readers know, condominium corporations have certain human rights obligations to the residents of the condominium (and to others), set out in Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

If someone feels that a condominium corporation has failed to fulfill its human rights obligations owed to that person, he or she may have grounds for a claim to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. However, the alleged human rights violation may sometimes be decided under another procedure – for instance a separate Court Application.

By James Davidson, | Article
November 17, 2020
More about Chargebacks

As stated in our blog of September 8, 2020, there is now serious doubt about a condominium corporation’s ability to chargeback an owner for enforcement costs, without a Court order. However, anticipated amendments to the Condominium Act will hopefully address this issue.

As stated in our blog of November 6, 2020, the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) has now published the new “Condo Guide”. We wondered: What does the new Condo Guide have to say about chargebacks?

By James Davidson, | Article
October 23, 2020
Nancy Houle’s CCI National Award

We are thrilled to announce that one of our Founding Partners, Nancy Houle, was selected by the Canadian Condominium Institute – National as this year’s recipient of the coveted Distinguished Service Award (DSA).

By DHA Team, | Article
October 20, 2020
The Theory of Reserve Fund Planning – A Primer

Section 94 of Ontario’s Condominium Act (the Act) describes the obligation of every condominium corporation to prepare and implement a new reserve fund plan following each reserve fund study. And the Act says that the reserve fund plan is to be prepared so as to result in a fund that is adequate “within a prescribed period of time and in accordance with the prescribed requirements”. What exactly does this mean?

By James Davidson, | Article
October 9, 2020
Introducing Our New Website

We are delighted to introduce our new website! We’ve tried to keep it simple and user-friendly. But we’ve also tried to

By DHA Team, | 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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