Management

condo amenities

Pest-free tips as condo amenities reopen

Pests are more active without the daily bustle of people moving around, leaving temporarily closed shared spaces vulnerable.
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.
condo amenities

Plans for reopening condo amenities

As provinces gradually gear up for reopening and ease some coronavirus restrictions, there are proactive measures and legal concerns condo communities might want to think
budgeting

Condo budgeting concerns afoot

Financial uncertainty prevails for condo corporations that are anxious about continuing operations and budgeting in the wake of COVID-19.
communal living

Navigating the unknown in communal living

Condo managers are the corporation’s agents for proactive thinking, but now find themselves asking entirely new questions when it comes to communal living.
Documenting evidence

Documenting evidence in condos amid COVID-19

Condominium property managers should be documenting evidence in the coming months due to losses and claims amid the pandemic.
housing market

Housing prices to hold steady during pandemic

Housing prices are forecasted to remain steady through 2020, according to Royal Lepage’s newly released Housing Price Survey and Market Forecast.
virtual meetings

Virtual meetings find new relevance during crisis

When stakeholders can’t be in the same room, virtual meetings are excellent alternative that still enables all parties to collaborate—even face-to-face.
compliance

Tech aids condo compliance during COVID-19

ICC Property Management is using technology to digitally track its response to COVID-19 and enhance safety for residents and staff.
common expense fees

Handling common expense fees during COVID-19

Over the course of the last few weeks, many condo corporations have been asking whether they can defer owners’ common expense fee (CEF) payments or
Postponed reassessment delays Ontario's next property tax cycle

Ontario to delay next property tax cycle

The move was announced in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, but additionally opens a window to adjust the mechanics of the assessment process itself.
deliveries

Building staff cope with flood of deliveries

Businesses that provide support and maintenance to buildings figure into the Ontario government’s list of essential services as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. Condo managers and
concrete repair

Steps for a solid concrete repair plan

When planning a concrete repair, develop a long-range master landscape plan that includes replacement trees that will have less impact over time.
energy demand load shifts to residential sector

Energy demand load shifts to residential base

The energy demand load has shifted in sync with much of Ontario’s workforce from commercial to home offices, prompting calls for suspension of time-of-use pricing during the current COVID-19 related upheaval