Condo Board

board meetings

CondoBusiness

Time-saving tips for better board meetings

How can boards run more efficient meetings? In the condominium world, meetings take place several times a year — often monthly, but sometimes more frequently
condo law reforms

CondoBusiness

Updated timeline released for condo law reforms

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has released an updated timeline for the roll out of condo law reforms.
drone

CondoBusiness

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.
dogs in condos

CondoBusiness

Much a-doo about dogs in condos

With the growing number of dogs in condos, DNA registration programs have become available that match unscooped waste to offending pooches.
medical marijuana

CondoBusiness

Can patients grow pot in their condo units?

A recent court decision may have opened the door to medical marijuana patients to grow a limited number of a marijuana plants in their condominium units.
special owners' meeting

CondoBusiness

Can a condo owners’ meeting be discriminatory?

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal dismissed applications alleging discrimination in a case of a special owners' meeting that fell on a religious holiday.
condo board

CondoBusiness

When private interests infiltrate the condo board

Governance challenges and financial issues abound when condo board directors become motivated by self-interest.
Roehampton

CondoBusiness

Unit owners sell boutique buildings to developer

The sale of a property in midtown Toronto that closed in January marks Ontario’s first case of unit owners terminating a condo corporation by vote.
condo

CondoBusiness

More draft regs released under condo law reforms

The Ontario government released Friday a third round of draft rules under the Protecting Condominium Owners Act.
Condominium Act

CondoBusiness

Proposed changes to Condominium Act regs released

A plain language summary of the first round of proposed changes to rules under the Condominium Act was posted yesterday on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry. The draft
condominium audit

CondoBusiness

Condo audits uncover four common issues

During condominium audits, certain issues related to financial or operational matters may need to be highlighted to management and the board.
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.
fob

REMI Network

ACMO issues service alert about fob duplication

ACMO recently reported that it had become aware of third-party contractors in the GTA copying fobs for condominium owners without management authorization.
analytics

CondoBusiness

Improving condo management with analytics

What is the average response time of managers in getting back to residents’ requests? For condo directors or managers that don’t know the answer, this
condo director

CondoBusiness

Five things new condo directors need to know now

What do new condo directors need to know right away? Congratulations on getting elected to the condo board! Now the fun begins. For first-time directors,
record-keeping

CondoBusiness

Probe underscores need for good record-keeping

A Competition Bureau investigation recently required some condo corporations to retrieve meeting minutes dating back a decade.