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News

Articles appearing in this newsfeed are curated from online sources for informational purposes relating to the condominium industry in Ontario and are not written by ACMO unless otherwise stated. 


April 3, 2020   News
Message from the CMRAO CEO/Registrar about the New Emergency Order Limiting Public Events

During these challenging times, the CMRAO has continued to receive and respond to a variety of questions from the condominium management sector regarding board meetings, annual general meetings (AGMs), requisitioned meetings, and use of common spaces.

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April 3, 2020   News
COVID-19 Bulletin: Collections - Thinking Outside The Box - 2 more Months?

How do we balance the needs and interests of the condominium corporation, the unit owner in arrears, and all other 3rd parties (e.g. mortgagees) who have an interest in the collection of common expenses?

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April 3, 2020   News
Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Essential Services: Maintenance, repair and property management services strictly necessary to manage and maintain the safety, security, sanitation and essential operation of institutional, commercial, industrial and residential properties and buildings.

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April 1, 2020   News
Employer obligations to staff during COVID-19 crisis

The obligations that condominium corporations have as employers are one of many concerns related to COVID-19. Here are some frequent questions regarding this matter and advice on how best to address the issues.

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April 1, 2020   News
COVID-19 and Condos: State of the Union as of April 1, 2020

Over the past couple of weeks, Canadians have been inundated with information regarding COVID-19 as the pandemic’s epicentre reaches North America. Here are the most recent government updates:

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March 31, 2020   News
Top 10 List of COVID19 Precautions in Condos

We’ve all been swamped with an avalanche of blog posts and notices related to COVID-19 in condos. There are so many of them it’s hard to keep up. To help you with this, we’re reviewed multiple posts and are providing, below, a Top-10 list of precautions corporations ought to have …

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March 31, 2020   News
COVID-19 – What Needs to be Disclosed in a Status Certificate

Many real estate services were deemed to be essential, and unit sales have not yet seen a decline. Thus, a question that has arisen amongst condominium corporations is what – if anything – should be included on the status certificate as it relates to COVID-19?

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March 31, 2020   News
COVID-19 Update: Virtual Meetings, Condo Fees, and Liens

AGM season is quickly approaching with many condominiums required by the Condominium Act, 1998, to hold their AGMs by the end of June (for those with a December 31st year-end). Currently, the advice of most condo lawyers is to postpone any non-essential meetings.

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March 31, 2020   News
Owners’ Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Creating a new by-law to allow for telephone or electronic voting

The CAO is receiving queries from condominium corporations regarding owners’ meetings and upcoming Annual General Meetings (AGMs), given the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. If your meeting is less than a month away, it may be in the best interests of owners to consider postponing it if possible.

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March 31, 2020   News
COVID-19: Some General Thoughts for Condo Boards

Condominiums are at the very heart of the COVID-19 crisis, because they are potential “hot spots” for the transmission of the virus. What does this mean for condominium Boards and their Managers? What is their overall obligation at this critical time?

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