This expansion of the CAT’s jurisdiction into new issues should be noted by condominium corporation boards and managers alike.
Impacts of the hard insurance market are trickling into condominium corporations across Canada, challenging boards and managers in their wake.
Low-slope roofing systems, on top of most residential towers, will typically require replacement following a service life of 20 to 30 years.
While building codes and standards help regulate efficiency in new buildings, existing buildings have been operating with little oversight and, in fact, no insight at all into how energy and water was being used in our cities.
Many reserve fund projects have not been able to proceed this year. Even now as construction has “opened up,” contractors have backlogs that will allow them to complete only some of the previously planned projects.
COVID-19 has also taught the importance of well-drafted comprehensive force majeure clauses and other standard contractual clauses, which should now be scrutinized more than ever.
As areas of Ontario have reopened in the midst of an ongoing outbreak, condos may be asking if a specific set of rules is helpful.
Although condo corporations in Canada are non-profit, there are still tax implications and annual filings that are often overlooked.
There are many budget-friendly upgrades that can help make big visual impacts like refurbishing suite doors in a condo community.
In the shadow of a possible second wave, realtors forge ahead with the new reality of buying and selling condos.
Creating less tension is one way to support condo managers who may be exposed to various levels of stress within their work environments.
With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
To open or not to open. Most condo boards and managers are wondering how to safely reopen public spaces in their buildings, including shared gyms.
There is a significant shift in the way condo corporations are managing common elements, noisy neighbours and condo meetings.
Here are some steps that condo corporations should consider to protect managers and directors from unreasonable treatment.
Pests are more active without the daily bustle of people moving around, leaving temporarily closed shared spaces vulnerable.
While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.