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When to Get a Professional’s Opinion

The first skill I harnessed very early in my career is to be extremely humble.

As property managers we are often looked upon to wear several different hats regardless of our training in a particular field.

How many times has it gone through my mind that ‘I am not an engineer’ or ‘I haven’t actually paved a […]

New Changes to Condo Act Forms

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS) has issued new changes to the Condo Act forms. Follow the link below to view the statement and access the forms:

 

Building Community Among Your Residents

Throughout my career, I have been committed to ensuring our communities are maintained at a high standard in an ongoing effort to meet and exceed the expectations of the residents. To be successful in this, it is critically important to build a sense of community among all residents. From observing others, and through my own […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

ACMO was pleased to be in attendance early this morning for the following announcement.


Released by: Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

 Starting May 1, 2018, new changes will be in effect to make it easier for condo […]

Election Canvassers Allowed Access to Multi-Residential Buildings

Released by: Elections Ontario

Elections Ontario would like to remind landlords and condominium corporations about changes to the Election Act that allows candidates and canvassers access to multi-unit residential buildings.

Under new legislation, a candidate, or his or her representative, is legally entitled to have access to the common areas of multiple-residence buildings that contain seven or […]

How to Successfully Transition to a New Condominium Property

Taking on a new property can be a little scary, even for an experienced Condominium Property Manager.

Every condominium corporation is unique, and so there is a learning curve as it relates to the governing documents of the condominium, Board policies, construction-style, amenities, and Reserve Fund Study.  An experienced Condominium Property Manager should be well-equipped to […]

Advancing your Career as a Condominium Property Manager

Advancement in your career is a very common goal.  Whether you are motivated by recognition, financially, or you are naturally drawn to challenges; most individuals will reach a point where they are ready to take a step up.

Career advancement isn’t something that just happens.  Property Managers need to take interest and action to find challenges […]

Planning for Success: Tips for Short- and Long-Term Planning

We all know that Condos are “not-for-profit” corporations acting within specific regulations set by governments, Corporation’s Declaration, rules and policies with a view to all other Acts, Codes and Laws with limitations. But with so much at stake, why not take some best practices from other successful organizations and businesses and apply them to our […]

How to Retain Successful Condominium Managers

The condominium industry landscape is always shifting. Market and regulatory pressures mean you need to have property managers in place who can juggle both while meeting the needs of all stakeholders.

There’s no doubt that finding qualified condominium managers can be highly challenging; the introduction of the Protecting Condominium Owners Act  has put into place […]

Is it ever okay to say ‘no’ to the condominium board?

When you’ve been hired to manage a condominium, it can sometimes put you in a difficult position. If you’re doing your job properly, then serious conflicts will be avoided. But what happens when the condominium board sets out a policy that goes against the advice of management?

The sad reality is that conflicts of interest can […]