Risk Management


Food delivery changes challenge condo security

Recent innovations in delivery services may raise additional security concerns for condos, placing renewed importance on access control.
condo conversion

Condo conversions to see expanded warranties

Starting next year, builders and vendors of residential conversion projects will have to register with Tarion and get approval to proceed with their plans.
Accessibility certification

Accessibility certification fills industry void

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.

Workplace harassment not limited to Hollywood

Cultural attitudes are shifting such that workplace harassment is becoming impossible to ignore, including in condo communities.

Simple design choices support accessibility

Condominium boards and managers have been increasingly seeking advice on how to make accessibility improvements in older buildings.
cannabis legalization

Builders abuzz about cannabis legalization

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

Lighting design that illuminates condo security

Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.

Required upgrades to single-speed elevators lifted

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.
integrated security systems

Integrated security solutions add new layer

The intrusion detection system (IDS) is slowly being incorporated into integrated security solutions in condominiums.

HST misconception a sleeping giant

HST has been flying under the radar and could become a potentially significant liability for condo corporations.

Drone use comes with flight risks for condos

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

How climate change could affect maintenance fees

Maintenance fees are based on historic norms, stable benchmarks and logical predictions. What happens when those predictions no longer fit the weather?
condo insurance claims

Many condo insurance claims arise from liability

Experience as an insurance broker specializing in the condo segment shows that the majority of claims arise from liability.
workplace safety

Workplace safety tips for property managers

Coordinating building systems and dealing with a variety of issues personal to clients’ homes have the potential to place property managers in harm’s way.
money laundering via real estate

Money laundering via real estate scrutinized

Recent guidance from the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada sets out 39 indicators that should prompt parties involved in facilitating real estate deals to contemplate purchasers' or vendors' motives.
commercial real estate

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
technological innovations

Technological innovations in condominiums

Technology is one of those things that never stops moving, and sometimes it can be daunting to keep up with all the latest advancements out