Legal

mental illness

Mental illness in condos amid a pandemic

The role a condo corporation plays in the life of a resident struggling with mental illness can often be a delicate matter.
hybrid meetings

The ins and outs of hybrid meetings

In some respects, hybrid meetings may actually be more complex than an exclusively virtual meeting or an in-person meeting.
Requisitions

Requisitions: waiting on changes to the Condo Act

Requisitions and the self-help remedy can be extremely complex, not to mention the litigation that may ensue.
Chargebacks

Chargebacks and lessons learned in 2020

Condominiums need to be careful when they decide to chargeback costs to an owner and must ensure they have the legal right to do so before they start lien proceedings.
CAT

How a newly expanded CAT will impact condos

This expansion of the CAT’s jurisdiction into new issues should be noted by condominium corporation boards and managers alike.
condo

Developer avoids liability after cancelling condo

A recent Ontario court decision is very good news for Ontario condo developers who must cancel their projects prior to construction.
reserve funds

How is COVID-19 impacting reserve funds?

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.
contractual clauses

Contractual clauses in a post-COVID-19 world

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.
pandemic rules

Should condos consider pandemic rules?

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.
condo market

On the move in the condo market

In the shadow of a possible second wave, realtors forge ahead with the new reality of buying and selling condos.
Condo communities

Condo communities build up resilience in 2020

With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
condo gym

Disinfecting a condo gym 101

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.
abusive behaviour

Dealing with abusive behaviour in condos

Here are some steps that condo corporations should consider to protect managers and directors from unreasonable treatment.
climate change

Are condos prepared for climate change?

While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
condo board

When a condo board becomes interim manager

When most people run for the condo board of directors, the last thing they imagine is a situation where they’re actually running the condominium.
garbage areas

Keeping garbage areas in condos healthy and safe

Cleaning garbage rooms and waste chutes is a maintenance concern for all condo corporations, but the current pandemic has made this to-do item even more relevant.
virtual meetings

Ten practical tips for virtual meetings and e-voting

CCI recently held its first national webinar addressing pandemic-related industry concerns. Once topic of discussion was virtual meetings and e-voting.