Health & Safety
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.
Should the corporation move forward with certain maintenance repairs if the issue has the potential to become exponentially worse?
I am a licensed condominium property manager, I am in my early 30s, and I am completely burned out.
The flat license rate will penalize mid-rise and high-rise owners with extra costs if an elevator passes the periodic inspection and does not require a follow-up. It will be a bargain if just one follow-up inspection is required.
This pandemic has helped condo managers to identify relevant skill gaps in relation to being prepared for the unexpected.
Portfolio managers and supervising managers remain in the wilderness of the home office, strategizing, planning, and serving clients from the comfort of their home.
In some respects, hybrid meetings may actually be more complex than an exclusively virtual meeting or an in-person meeting.
In February, before the WHO declared a global pandemic, talk among the condo board at Palace Pier was of various news reports piling in.
The commercial real estate, facilities management and construction/retrofit sectors appear poised to capture a share of the spending announced in the Canadian government’s fall economic statement.
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.
In the shadow of a possible second wave, realtors forge ahead with the new reality of buying and selling condos.
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.
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.