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- Court Expands Condo Lien Notification Requirements
In a not yet reported case, courts appear to have expanded the notice requirement when liening a condo unit. Failure to properly notify the owner’s spouse may render the lien invalid as against said spouse, even if she neither owns, nor occupies the unit. Facts of the case This case involves a condo … Read more »
- Federal Elections: Canvassing and Electoral Signs in Condos
And they’re off to the races !! The prime minister has asked the Governor General to dissolve parliament, setting the stage for Canada next general election. Blue, green, orange and red electoral signs (we’ve listed them alphabetically) will soon be popping everywhere and candidates will start canva … Read more »
- Are you Getting Good Value for your Condo Fees?
A couple of weeks ago we launched our most ambitious survey, aimed at getting an accurate picture of condo fees in Ontario. What drives them up or down? How does the age or size of the corporation affect them? How do they compare from city to city? How do highrise compare to townhomes? What amenitie … Read more »
- Steps to Take When the Board Loses Quorum
It is easy to forget that condominium corporations don’t simply run themselves. They are run by people. Volunteers with other family, social and professional obligations that keep them busy. So what happens when the board loses some of its members? What if it loses quorum? There are many reasons thi … Read more »
- Can Condos Reimburse Budgetary Surpluses to Owners?
Condo corporations are not-for-profit organizations. Technically, they are not supposed to make a profit. Having said that, they are not charitable organizations either. When faced with a deficit, condo corporations must collect more from owners to get ends to meet. But what are they to do with a s … Read more »