As our readers know, our firm started the Great Eastern-Ontario Condo Contest. The seventh and final instalment in this series is a podcast from the Tarion series which was published June 15, 2022.
Episode 24 - Tarion Mini Series Episode 4
Condominium corporations have various responsibilities under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. A decision of the Court of Appeal might have further implications for condominium corporations.
A recent decision of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) helps answer the following questions: How clear must the records of a condominium corporation be? What are a condominium corporation’s obligations if the records are confusing or unclear?
Episode 23 - Tarion Mini-Series Episode 3 of 4
Episode 22 - Condo Crunch - Owner Meetings
Our most recent condo crunch discussed owner meetings, including meeting mishaps and how to avoid them. If you missed the “crunch”, it is now the latest episode on Condopedia.
In my view, status certificates are some of the most important documents in condominium law and administration. Status certificates allow condominiums to sell, by providing information to purchasers (information which is just not otherwise available to purchasers). And status certificates are therefore a potential source of significant liability.
Experts are advising that exceptional windstorms, such as the “derecho” that impacted Ontario and western Quebec on May 21, 2022, may not be so exceptional in future. This is one of the unfortunate consequences of climate change.
Transitional General Licenses were offered to experienced condominium managers essentially as a way to give them an opportunity to meet the education requirements for a General License (for condominium management services in Ontario). The Transitional Licenses will expire on May 31, 2022. By that date, any Ontario condominium manager holding a Transitional License will need to apply for a new “non-Transitional” License.
Balancing Competing Human Rights – A Recent Decision From the CAT Shows the Struggles Condominiums Can Face
A recent CAT decision shows the difficulties a condominium corporation can face when tasked to balance competing disabilities in relation to a service animal.
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