Condominium stakeholders face a range of unique challenges in
maintaining a community while operating a business in a highly
regulated industry. Gowling WLG has in-depth expertise in condo
law, and maintains the
Condo Adviser blog to keep clients up to date on the latest
developments in this rapidly expanding area.
Below is a digest of Condo Adviser's latest — and most
popular — posts from the first few months of 2017:
As part of its revamping of the Condominium Act,
Ontario is imposing various additional obligations onto condo
corporations, managers and directors. Last month, the Ministry of
Government and Consumer Services circulated a new set of draft
regulations which further detail some of these new obligations. It
In this post, we discuss what we knew about the new mandatory
training for directors. Read this post >>
Under the new Condominium Management Services Act,
Ontario has introduced new measures to licence and regulate condo
managers. Who can lodge a formal complaint against a condo manager
— and how will complaints and disciplinary procedures be
handled under this new legislation? Read this post >>
When condo owners are dissatisfied with the board or its
decisions, the ultimate recourse is to requisition an owners
meeting to remove the directors. This process can often lead to
various groups campaigning the owners to support their position. A
recent unreported case reminds us why it's important to
exercise caution in the context of this democratic exercise in
order to avoid facing a defamation suit. Read this post >>
Two recent cases demonstrate instances where the courts have had
to make the difficult decision of whether to order a condo owner to
have their mental capacity assessed. Interestingly, these cases led
to surprisingly different results. Read this post >>
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Title requisitions, and responses to title requisitions, are often evidenced by two simple letters back and forth between solicitors; and yet, in the content of those two letters is the meat of the real estate transaction.
Now that the turmoil attendant upon the transference of power from one great party in the State to another has subsided, people may be permitted to devote their minds to a consideration of those sectional questions which are not less important for the welfare of the persons concerned, than are the great national issues upon which they have just pronounced judgment.
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