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workplace safety

CondoBusiness

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.
shared facilities agreement

CondoBusiness

Shared facilities agreements increasingly complex

As developments become increasingly complicated, so do the relationships between condo corporations and other parties bound by common interests.
business judgment rule

CondoBusiness

Condo boards can rely on business judgment rule

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision confirmed for the first time that the “business judgment rule” applies to decisions made by condominium boards.
cybersecurity

Canadian Property Management

Property managers downplay cybersecurity threats

Buildings are becoming more connected and functional as information and operational technology converge, heightening the risk of cybersecurity attacks.
short-term rentals

CondoBusiness

Ruling could help condos fight short-term rentals

A court ruling released last week strengthened the position of condominium corporations struggling to enforce restrictions on short-term rentals.
condominium managers

CondoBusiness

RCMs may have head start in move to licensing

Registered Condominium Managers (RCMs) may be on the fast track to obtaining the license that will soon be required to manage condominiums in Ontario.
legionella risk

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Addressing Legionella risk in buildings

ASHRAE Standard 188, released in 2015, requires that buildings evaluate where Legionella growth may occur in all water and plumbing systems.
Protecting Condominium Owners Act

CondoBusiness

Condo law reforms to roll out as early as summer

Ontario’s condo law reforms, passed late last year, are expected to start to roll out as early as next summer. Updates at the ACMO/CCI-T Condo
home inspections

CondoBusiness

Regs likely to have minor impact on purchases

The province of Ontario is planning to regulate home inspections. But what, if anything, would this mean for condominium purchases?
condominium governance

CondoBusiness

New research investigates condo governance

New research into condominium governance found that board members, property managers and unit owners have a number of familiar topics on their minds: lack of community, lack of director education and poor communication.
telecom

CondoBusiness

CRTC decision addresses telecom access in condos

Let a fourth telecommunications service provider in, or risk losing all Internet access. That was the headline version of an Aug. 15 Canadian Radio-television and
reserve fund

CondoBusiness

Coming back from reserve fund shortfalls

In an ideal world, condominium owners are satisfied with the way their corporation is run, fees are comparable to the condominium down the street, major
cleaning audits

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Technological advances in cleaning audits

Facilities still don’t perform frequent quality cleaning audits to meet goals, but innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools.
community agencies

CondoBusiness

Interim report released in Tarion review

An interim report in Tarion review flags calls for a dedicated section for and further rules unique to condominiums in the new home warranties legislation.
worker safety

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Case clears air for more worker safety training

A recent court decision to fine a property maintenance company for not protecting employees reveals health and worker safety training is still lacking.
procurement

CondoBusiness

Inquiry puts spotlight on procurement practices

News of a Competition Bureau inquiry has put a spotlight on procurement practices in the condominium industry.
condominium disputes

CondoBusiness

A new path for resolving condominium disputes

The idea of creating a tribunal to help address condominium disputes in Ontario, as envisioned in Bill 106, has been intriguing to many in the industry.