In a recent case, the residents of a unit asserted a right to smoke in the unit based (among other things) upon nicotine addiction. The B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal rejected the occupants’ arguments.
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Condominium Corporations Are Not Authorized to Release Owners’ Emails to Third Parties Without Clear Consent of the Owners
We have received a number of enquiries recently about whether the condominium corporation can release the Corporation’s list of owner email addresses to owners or third parties (like the Condominium Authority of Ontario). The short answer is no.
In a recent case, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) ordered a condominium resident to take steps to reduce noise caused by the resident’s children. The case shows that other condominium residents are not obligated to tolerate all noise caused by children.
In a recent case, the Ontario Superior Court confirmed the rights of a condominium corporation to gain access to a unit and to the owner’s exclusive-use balcony in order to attend to the corporation’s obligations to maintain other parts of the common elements.
Episode 38 - 2023 Holiday Q&A with DHA
Ottawa Police Service Launches New Community Safety Data Portal to Help Communities Stay Safe and Informed
Ottawa Police Service launches their new Community Safety Data Portal to help communities in Ottawa stay safe and informed.
Episode 37 - Halloween Edition - Scariest Condo Cases
If you missed the Halloween edition of our latest Condo Crunch webinar, it is now available as the latest episode of our Condopedia podcast. In this episode, Mitch, Victoria, and Jim discuss some of the “scariest” cases in condominium law!
Episode 36 - Status Certificates - A Comprehensive Guide
If you missed our September 26 discussion about status certificates, it is now available as the latest episode of our Condopedia podcast.
In previous blogs, we’ve noted that the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) does not have jurisdiction to deal with repair and maintenance issues. However, some repair and maintenance issues may be the result of an “activity” or may result from a breach of the condominium’s governing documents, both of which can fall within the CAT’s jurisdiction. This was explained again in a recent CAT decision.
A recent decision of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) confirms that complaints – including legitimate complaints about actual violations – must be reasonably expressed.
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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.