Is it time for condo boards and property managers to brace for reefer madness? It may depend on which condo lawyer they ask.
Some condo lobbies may be looking spare lately because the lounge furniture that usually occupies these spaces is being targeted as a fire risk.
Two recent events in Toronto have called into question the security of master keys in condo buildings.
Have there been more potholes this year than in previous years? An informal survey says yes, and parking lots on condo properties are not immune.
Recent innovations in delivery services may raise additional security concerns for condos, placing renewed importance on access control.
Starting next year, builders and vendors of residential conversion projects will have to register with Tarion and get approval to proceed with their plans.
Much of the existing building stock falls short of the universal design ideal, but RHFAC can help owners/managers identify impediments to access and set priorities to address them.
Cultural attitudes are shifting such that workplace harassment is becoming impossible to ignore, including in condo communities.
Condominium boards and managers have been increasingly seeking advice on how to make accessibility improvements in older buildings.
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.
Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
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.
The intrusion detection system (IDS) is slowly being incorporated into integrated security solutions in condominiums.
HST has been flying under the radar and could become a potentially significant liability for condo corporations.
A drone can capture data about the building structure as it scales the envelope, but consider too the images or video it could unintentionally capture.
Maintenance fees are based on historic norms, stable benchmarks and logical predictions. What happens when those predictions no longer fit the weather?
Experience as an insurance broker specializing in the condo segment shows that the majority of claims arise from liability.