condo maintenance

condensation

CondoBusiness

How to reduce window condensation

With modern low-e glass, more heat is kept inside, resulting in a lower outer pane temperature and greater risk of condensation on the external surface.
minimum wage

CondoBusiness

The impact of minimum wage increases

This minimum wage increase is larger than most in recent history, second only to that imposed on January 1, 2018.
condo

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Actuaries garner new insight into condo finances

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries’ latest insight statement on the longevity of condo infrastructure explores several risks.
HVAC

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Putting HVAC maintenance in the spotlight

What HVAC contractors do, or don’t do, during maintenance has a significant impact on the repairs, service calls and utilities consumed by mechanical equipment.
contractor

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Maintaining healthy contractor relationships

Construction and project planning, now more so than ever, must assign realistic expectations of scheduling and staging to meet contractor and material availability.
capital project

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Unconventional ways condos can reduce capital project costs

Ongoing challenges to capital replacement project costs are wreaking havoc on already stressed reserve funds and causing anxiety for boards and property managers throughout the province.
HST

CondoBusiness

Construction costs rattle the condo industry

Construction cost increases are a significant concern if a condo needs to complete work in the next year or so. But the concern isn't just the here and now.
maintenance and repair

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Cases shed light on maintenance and repair obligations in condos

Maintenance and repair obligations of both owners and condo corporations are defined in the Condominium Act, which sets out the minimum default obligations. T
insurance

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Reserve Fund Planning

When it comes to understanding and maintaining the physical assets of your condominium complex, nothing matters more than reserve fund planning.
roofing

CondoBusiness

A guide to finding the right roofing contractor

Low-slope roofing systems, on top of most residential towers, will typically require replacement following a service life of 20 to 30 years.
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.
condo amenities

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Plans for reopening condo amenities

As provinces gradually gear up for reopening and ease some coronavirus restrictions, there are proactive measures and legal concerns condo communities might want to think
Condo repairs

CondoBusiness

Comment: The cost of experts

There is an adage that says, "The only thing more expensive than a professional is an amateur," and nowhere is this truer than in a condominium setting.