The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ latest insight statement on the longevity of condo infrastructure explores several risks.
Conceptually, the proposed rules establish air conditioning as a protected option that tenants cannot be prevented from obtaining rather than an essential that landlords would be compelled to supply.
As spring temperatures arrive and snow and ice finally recede, condominium managers often face property maintenance issues that arise or were neglected during the winter
As multi-residential buildings grapple with rising construction costs, condo managers in Ontario are experiencing the impacts up close.
Ongoing challenges to capital replacement project costs are wreaking havoc on already stressed reserve funds and causing anxiety for boards and property managers throughout the province.
Construction cost increases are a significant concern if a condo needs to complete work in the next year or so. But the concern isn't just the here and now.
New buildings are subject to laws and regulations, which require them to be compatible with EVCs.
Maintenance and repair obligations of both owners and condo corporations are defined in the Condominium Act, which sets out the minimum default obligations. T
The growing crop of condo owners across Canada will likely encounter huge annual fee increases and lump-sum payments due to low reserve fund contributions, authors of a new research report are warning.
As appealing as old buildings are, they do present some unique challenges for residents. Often, these aging developments hang on to old processes.
Technology is revolutionizing the way condo buildings operate and positively impacting the lives of residents and managers.
What security and privacy threats should condo communities watch out for due to the rise of internet-connected smart home devices?
As the country moves to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, questions are brewing among people living in multi-unit dwellings.
How would this scenario unfold in Ontario? Leaving aside the construction process itself, there are vast differences between Ontario and Florida condominium laws that would have given the Champlain towers significant added protections following registration.
Fire plans may need an overhaul as the resident population ages, building systems are updated, and renovations alter the layout of floors or rooms.
The insurance crisis in condominiums is affecting how boards are planning for disasters in Ontario.
Should the corporation move forward with certain maintenance repairs if the issue has the potential to become exponentially worse?