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Most larger condominiums will have to finalize reporting all their energy and water usage to the Ministry of the Environment by July 1, 2023. Much has been learned since this requirement was implemented in the last two years. However, some significant issues remain with Condominium compliance. In this session, we will:
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Has your board of directors ever asked you to do something you feel is unethical? Have you ever been expected to provide the type of advice or insight that a lawyer or engineer should provide? Has an owner ever threatened to submit a complaint against you to CMRAO for simply enforcing the condominium rules? We explore situations where managers find themselves stuck " Between a Rock and a Hard Place" and discuss best practices to help navigate these situations effectively.
Everything You Want to Know about Condominium Insurance but Are Afraid to Ask
Here is your opportunity to pose those daunting condominium insurance questions to a Condominium Lawyer, an Insurance Professional and Senior Condominium Manager. Our panellists are ready to address your concerns and discuss all things condominium insurance that are sure to be top of mind for condominium managers and directors.
Legal Trends in Condominiums
The session will navigate a number of issues impacting Condominium Managers and Boards of Directors, from Decisions and Orders of the Discipline Committee of the CMRAO, recent CAT Decisions, Human Rights, Mediation and Arbitration and much more.
Technology and the Future of Owner Meetings
Technology is changing condominium governance for the better, from distributing meeting notices electronically to using electronic voting and conducting virtual meetings. During this educational session, participants will get an in-depth look at technology's future role and impact on condominium governance and owner meetings. Throughout the session, attendees will be walked through industry trends, best practices and learn how using technology, including electronic voting and virtual meetings, can help them overcome the challenges they face when conducting owner meetings and condominium governance, including security & fraud prevention, operating costs, accessibility, transparency, communications, efficiency, and more.
The Paper Chase
In this conversation, we will explore the evolution and advantages of digital payment platforms from the viewpoint of managers, board members, contractors and auditors.
7 Ways to Optimize the Reserve Fund Study Process
Reserve fund planning is critical to the long-term financial sustainability of any condo corporation. The development of the study is led by a reserve fund planner. However, the best reserve fund plans come from strong collaboration between the planner, the condominium manager and the board.
Navigating the Human Rights Code in Condominiums
As managers know, the Human Rights Code and providing “reasonable accommodation” can be problematic for condominium corporations, as well as time-consuming and often expensive. Gareth Stackhouse of Common Ground Condo Law and Susan Acker of Provincial Property Management will provide insight into the pitfalls to avoid and tips and tricks for boards and managers when navigating this complicated area.
Processes and Warranties Covered by Tarion
This session will provide a good refresher and knowledge about the often complicated Tarion warranty process and requirements. This session will be of particular relevance to those managing buildings during interim occupancy and the first year after condominium registration. It will also be helpful to those looking to remind themselves of what is covered under each warranty period and the all-important timelines to be met.
Prompt Payment Compliance for Condominiums
Recent Construction Act changes have brought new payment terms to condominium renovations and restorations. Although the changes have been articulated, their impact on condominiums has not been fully digested. It is critical that condominium boards, condominium managers and contractors take steps to ensure that their payment processes fully comply with the new legislation. Failure to adjust to the amendments will open condominiums to a codified legal process that favours the contractor. This session will provide a 10-step system to ensure that the board, condominium managers and consultants work together to protect the condominium corporation.
Smoke Signals - Required Condo Smoke Control Equipment Testing and Maintenance
This presentation will educate condo managers on the newly enforced smoke control equipment testing and maintenance requirements. This is something all high-rise condos must comply with so the presentation will guide managers through what is smoke control equipment, what requirements are set out in the Ontario Fire Code and the consequences if requirements are not met.
The Retrofit Roadmap
This session will provide an approach to analyzing and applying retrofit strategies to existing multi-unit residential buildings. It will provide condominium managers with insight into the building retrofit decision-making process and potential retrofit strategies for condominium buildings. Two case studies will be used to discuss the benefits and challenges of any retrofit.
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