The launch of a new four-year cycle in 2017 spurred a wave of assessment appeals as property owners reacted to often dramatic increases in value over the previous assessment.
The British Columbia government expects to collect about $520 million in new annual revenue through additional residential property taxes and property transfer taxes.
Some condo boards in Ontario are looking for loopholes to a coming energy reporting requirement, but there are none for large buildings captured by the regulation.
Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes.
How do condo managers refer to the people who live in the communities they manage? As owners and tenants, or as residents?
Starting next year, builders and vendors of residential conversion projects will have to register with Tarion and get approval to proceed with their plans.
The minimum wage hike may sting more in condo communities than others as they face new costs associated with recent changes to Ontario’s condo laws.
The courts recently reviewed the authority on which a condo corporation may rely in entering into a bulk services contract with a telecom provider.
Cultural attitudes are shifting such that workplace harassment is becoming impossible to ignore, including in condo communities.
Ontario's newly released provincial Long Term Energy Plan, now updated to replace the 2013 version, rescinds favoured status for combined heat and power systems that rely on fossil fuels.
The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) will not be "actively seeking" complaints about licensees, says chair Aubrey LeBlanc.
Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
In its first month, the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) fielded 330 calls and 130 emails from condo directors, managers and owners.
The TSSA recently lifted the requirement to undertake certain upgrades to the controls of single-speed elevators, but it doesn’t mean building owners should abandon modernization.
A condo corporation was reported to have enacted a rule which, among other things, sought to limit the ability of residents to complain to the condominium.
The countdown to the roll out of changes to Ontario’s condo laws is on. Directors and owners will soon be able to call or email the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO).
It’s important for board members to review the draft financial statements and know what questions to ask their condo auditor before giving their approval.