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October 26, 2022
Winter Maintenance Contracts: Some Things to Watch For

We are receiving an increasing number of enquiries about winter maintenance (snow and ice removal) contracts. We have increasing concerns about the wording of such contracts.

Perhaps understandably, winter maintenance contractors are worried about their risks and their potential liabilities. It seems that climate change has brought more freeze-thaw to our region, which of course increases the risks for slip-and-fall incidents, and therefore the risks for claims against winter maintenance contractors. As a result, it appears to us that some winter maintenance contractors are looking to control their risks by way of revised wording in their contracts. Our message to condominium corporations and managers is: carefully scrutinize the wording of these contracts. When in doubt, consider seeking legal advice.

By James Davidson, | Article
October 12, 2022
CCI’s Ottawa Condominium Conference Nov 4: Sign Up Now!

Sign up now and take advantage of early bird pricing for CCI Eastern Ontario’s premier Condominium Conference, taking place November 4 & 5 at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. Come see Eastern Ontario’s foremost condominium experts, including six of DHA’s own, talk about the latest and greatest in condo! Our lawyers are extremely excited to be back presenting (in-person!) again, and we look forward to seeing you there!

By DHA Team, | Article
October 7, 2022
A Recent CAT Decision Addressed a Novel Nuisance Dispute    

A recent CAT decision dealt with a situation in which the nuisance alleged did not fall within one of the specified categories of nuisance over which the CAT has jurisdiction. In such a circumstance, there may be a provision within the condominium’s governing documents that may assist.

By David Lu, | 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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