Legal

EV

CondoBusiness

Scanning the road ahead for EV-ready condos

As the country moves to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, questions are brewing among people living in multi-unit dwellings.
Residential Tenancies Act

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act

Updates to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) are coming September 1, 2021, and Ontario landlords are advised to take note.
condo collapse

CondoBusiness

Could a Florida condo collapse happen in Ontario?

How would this scenario unfold in Ontario? Leaving aside the construction process itself, there are vast differences between Ontario and Florida condominium laws that would have given the Champlain towers significant added protections following registration.
procurement

CondoBusiness

Three red flags of risky procurement practices

Federal scrutiny of condo procurement should be sufficient reason for diligent condo boards to examine their procurement practices.
elevator repair

CondoBusiness

Ontario advances elevator repair legislation

Ontario is kicking the dust off of elevator repair legislation, which was passed under the Liberal government in May 2018 but never proclaimed into law.
substance

CondoBusiness

Mental illness in condos amid a pandemic

The role a condo corporation plays in the life of a resident struggling with mental illness can often be a delicate matter.
employment

CondoBusiness

Chargebacks and lessons learned in 2020

Condominiums need to be careful when they decide to chargeback costs to an owner and must ensure they have the legal right to do so before they start lien proceedings.
CAT

CondoBusiness

How a newly expanded CAT will impact condos

This expansion of the CAT’s jurisdiction into new issues should be noted by condominium corporation boards and managers alike.
condo

CondoBusiness

Developer avoids liability after cancelling condo

A recent Ontario court decision is very good news for Ontario condo developers who must cancel their projects prior to construction.
condo market

CondoBusiness

On the move in the condo market

In the shadow of a possible second wave, realtors forge ahead with the new reality of buying and selling condos.
Quebec landlords ap

Canadian Property Management

Pandemic-related litigation brewing in Quebec

Commercial real estate specialists are noting a recent Quebec superior court decision with interest, suggesting it could become a beacon for other tenants seeking rent relief.
Condo communities

CondoBusiness

Condo communities build up resilience in 2020

With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
morale

CondoBusiness

Condos see ‘significant shift’ in operations

There is a significant shift in the way condo corporations are managing common elements, noisy neighbours and condo meetings.
climate change

CondoBusiness

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.
budgeting

CondoBusiness

Condo budgeting concerns afoot

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

Canadian Property Management

COVID-19 ripples through to commercial leasing

Landlords and tenants are continuing to move lease transactions forward in anticipation of a return to business as usual in the near future.
bid-rigging

CondoBusiness

Owner and visitor disclosure as crisis unfolds

As the condo community deals with legal uncertainties during the pandemic, one important topic to address is owner and visitor disclosure.