Maintenance

common element

Access to units for common element work

What if access is required through a residential unit to perform common element maintenance or repairs to the building in general?
reserve funds

Overhauling reserve funds in Ontario

As the landscape of aging condos continues evolving, the need for adequate reserve funds to pay for these repairs assumes greater importance.
noise

A guide to understanding noise in condos

Resolving noise complaints requires an understanding of how sound moves through a building and the obligations of a condominium.
insurance

What’s next for condominium insurance?

Timely maintenance and improvements will play an important role in securing favourable coverage terms and avoiding delays in the renewal process.
minimum wage

The impact of minimum wage increases

This minimum wage increase is larger than most in recent history, second only to that imposed on January 1, 2018.
condo terrace

Designing a successful private condo terrace

The first step is to have a landscape architect draft up a preliminary plan for the terrace or balcony renovation.
governing documents

Enforcing the governing documents

How can a property manager or board member understand what steps to take when enforcing the governing documents?
AI

Legal implications of AI in condo management

AI in condominium property management can have several legal implications, depending on how it is implemented and used. Here are some important legal considerations:
condo

Actuaries garner new insight into condo finances

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ latest insight statement on the longevity of condo infrastructure explores several risks.
HVAC

Putting HVAC maintenance in the spotlight

What HVAC contractors do, or don’t do, during maintenance has a significant impact on the repairs, service calls and utilities consumed by mechanical equipment.
tornado

Tornado research uncovers risks for homeowners

Canada’s tornado risk is more widespread than once thought, according to a growing body of research that, for the first time, tracks the occurrence and aftermath facing property owners across the country.
emergency prepardeness

Updating your condo’s emergency response plan

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
property

Trash talk:

As single-use plastics become a thing of the past for Canadians, condo owners and property managers need to adapt the way they handle garbage in their
tenant

Rental demand spotlights tenant relationships

As condos supply the surging demand for rental housing many corporations may be experiencing a rise in tenant-occupied units.
labour shortage

Rethinking staffing models amid a labour shortage

How new staffing solutions could improve a property manager’s working conditions and ease the labour shortage.
condos

Existing condos: rising to modern standards

New regulations from multiple levels of government are forcing condominium boards and property management companies to consider more than just a simple cost-benefit calculation when examining repair and retrofit options.
capital projects

Freeing-up time for capital projects

Achieving a more symbiotic approach to property management requires understanding the crucial tie between leading-edge occupant services and proactive maintenance.