Condo Board

Tarion review

CondoBusiness

Interim report released in Tarion review

An interim report in Tarion review flags calls for a dedicated section for and further rules unique to condominiums in the new home warranties legislation.
condominium disputes

CondoBusiness

A new path for resolving condominium disputes

The idea of creating a tribunal to help address condominium disputes in Ontario, as envisioned in Bill 106, has been intriguing to many in the industry.
human rights

CondoBusiness

Human rights decision applies to condominiums

A recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision confirms housing provider obligations when harassment and discrimination occur in multi-res communities.
board positions

CondoBusiness

Courts taking note of unreasonable positions

Courts are taking note of aggressive or unreasonable positions adopted by boards of directors, as the Couture v. TSCC No. 2187 case showed.
landscape renovation

CondoBusiness

Plan a landscape renovation in three steps

An expert walks through how to plan a successful landscape renovation for condominium properties in three steps.
excessive water use

CondoBusiness

Case wades into excessive water use in condos

A lawyer illuminates lessons from a case concerning excessive water use by a legal grow-op in a condo as the federal Liberals plan to legalize marijuana.
Competition Bureau

CondoBusiness

Industry reacts to Competition Bureau inquiry

It’s too soon to know what the ultimate fallout from the Competition Bureau’s investigation into allegations of bid-rigging and conspiracy in the supply of condo refurbishment services might be.
Bill 106

CondoBusiness

Five ways Bill 106 will facilitate e-governance

Bill 106 is written with modern realities in mind — at a time when software is eating the world. The condo industry is about to experience the same.
minute-taking

CondoBusiness

Why good minute-taking matters in condos

Minute-taking can be daunting, but keeping an unbiased record of decisions can go a long way toward bolstering the confidence residents have in their board.
Tarion review

CondoBusiness

Tarion review consultations kick off in Toronto

As Tarion review consultations kicked off, Justice Douglas Cunningham said he has assured those who have expressed concerns he has “no marching orders."
Macdonald Block

CondoBusiness

How to start an energy-saving campaign

A property manager walks through how condo boards can combat rising utility bills by starting an energy-saving campaign.
annual general meeting

CondoBusiness

Advertise your annual general meeting

It’s possible to run an annual general meeting in which an informed constituency of condo residents comes forth to participate. Here's how.
investment

CondoBusiness

A checklist for setting condo budget priorities

The condo budget may not be sexy, but it's very important as the corporation's financial plan. A senior property manager offers tips for setting priorities.
Accessibility

CondoBusiness

Accommodating accessibility requests in condos

A condominium litigator outlines general guidelines for accommodating accessibility requests in condos.
self-regulation

CondoBusiness

Does the Charter of Rights apply in condos?

A recent B.C. case, dealing with the application of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in a condominium, highlights a common misunderstanding.
canadian_money

CondoBusiness

Demystifying condominium reserve fund studies

Reserve fund studies can be a sensitive topic for property managers, unit owners or board members. An expert shares common problems and possible solutions.
pet restrictions

CondoBusiness

When it’s okay to play pet detective in condos

The instances of condo residents improperly using “medical reasons” to escape the enforcement of pet restrictions found in condo declarations or rules is on the rise.