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Summer 2024 Issue
Dealing With Harassment in The Condominium!
This issue will delve into proactive strategies and tactics for dealing with ever increasing levels of abuse and harassment experienced by condominium managers and directors, and what can be done practically and legally to address the problem and provide adequate security and protection for your community.

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The End of the Line: The Termination of a Condominium Corporation

Managing New Builds vs. Old Condos

Feature || Denise Lash

As condominium buildings age and land values continue to escalate, some condominium corporations are now considering the possibility of selling all the units and common elements of their condominium site when approached by condo developers with an agreement of purchase and sale.

The Future of Condo AGM Meetings

Your Condo: Meetings

Your Condo || Denise Lash

The pandemic has forced all of us to make dramatic changes in our personal and professional lives, and condominium corporations are no exception. Board members, managers and unit owners have been forced to fundamentally change how they go about conducting business in their communities – holding meetings in person is no longer feasible, nor is expecting owners to cast their vote in person.

The Law Around Service Animals in Ontario

Diversity and Its Challenges

Feature || Denise Lash

In this article, we outline the service animal laws that condominiums must follow in responding to accommodation requests and the various legal definitions that apply to service animals in Ontario.

Counterpoint: A Vote for Change

Technology to Manage Business and Life

Feature || Denise Lash

Common Expenses

Recent Cases

Your Condo || Denise Lash

Common expenses are a lifeline for condominiums. In order for a condominium to be properly operated and maintained, it needs the funds generated by the common expenses to be paid on a timely basis by all owners in accordance with their share of common expenses as set out in the declaration. The following cases dealt with situations where this did not happen.

The New

Construction Act

Your Condo || Denise Lash, Danielle Swartz

The condominium industry has experienced its share of changes over the past few years, however, there is one more piece of legislation that the condominium industry needs to prepare itself for. As of July 1, 2018, the first wave of amendments to the Construction Lien Act (now called the Construct ion Act ) came into force , which will affect all condominium corporations where a person supplies services or materials to an “improvement” to the common elements of a condominium corporation.

Physical Assault at Board Meetings:

Is the Condo Corp Responsible?

Your Condo || Denise Lash

In a recent case, Omotayo v. Da Costa, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice considered whether a condominium corporation was responsible to prevent an assault at a board meeting by one participant against another participant.