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accessibility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada far from meeting accessibility goals

Federally-regulated organizations will need to prioritize specific actions that advance accessibility and disability inclusion by 2040.
renovictions

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Clamping down on renovictions

Hamilton will soon be the first city in Ontario to introduce a renoviction bylaw forcing landlords to obtain a licence prior to issuing an N-13
harassment

CondoBusiness

A look at the CAO’s draft anti-harassment rule

Harassment towards property managers, directors, contractors, and residents remains a significant problem within condominium corporations.
condos

CondoBusiness

The call for safer condos in Ontario

Conflicts and disputes within Ontario’s condo communities are fueling a conversation around safety reform and adding pressure to make residential buildings better places to live and work.
disabilities

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Accommodating disabilities in the workplace

The accommodation process is inherently collaborative, and employers and employees need to be cooperative, share information, and work together to find potential accommodation solutions.
human rights

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Human rights obligations in rental housing

Kristen A Ley of Cohen Highley Lawyers provides tips and insights for rental housing professionals on navigating human rights obligations using the new HRBA framework.
governing documents

CondoBusiness

Enforcing the governing documents

How can a property manager or board member understand what steps to take when enforcing the governing documents?
Swimming pools were a buoyant property upgrade option in 2020

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Swimming pool safety and liability

In the hot, hazy days of summer, swimming pools are a great source of fun and relaxation, but they also bring a host of risks and responsibilities or property owners.
condo

CondoBusiness

Actuaries garner new insight into condo finances

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ latest insight statement on the longevity of condo infrastructure explores several risks.
Inadvertent blocks on commercial deals lifted

Canadian Property Management

Inadvertent blocks on commercial deals lifted

Regulatory amendments to Canada’s Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act address inadvertent impacts on commercial transactions and property development.
mortgage fraud

CondoBusiness

Preventing title and mortgage fraud

How do condo owners protect themselves and their biggest investment from being victims of title fraud or mortgage fraud?

Canadian Apartment Magazine

‘Tis the season for slip and fall claims

Failing to take the necessary steps to prevent slip and fall accidents can lead to costly litigation and mar the reputation of a building and its management.
Market transformation beckons greenwashing

Canadian Property Management

Market transformation beckons greenwashing

Greenwashing is tapping into a demonstrated consumer preference for products and services with low-carbon credentials and growing interest in ESG accountability.
EV

CondoBusiness

Plugging into the future of EV charging

New buildings are subject to laws and regulations, which require them to be compatible with EVCs.
fraud

CondoBusiness

Uptick in fraud a wake-up call for condos

In these economically trying times, as one would expect, fraud has been rearing its ugly head. Unfortunately, condominium corporations have increasingly become an easy target.
Bill 97

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Continued dysfunction mars progress at LTB

It’s been a weary road to resolution for landlords caught in the backlog at the Landlord Tenant Board (LTB), and despite efforts to expidite hearings, new complications abound.
reserve fund

CondoBusiness

Condos at high risk from reserve fund shortfalls

The growing crop of condo owners across Canada will likely encounter huge annual fee increases and lump-sum payments due to low reserve fund contributions, authors of a new research report are warning.