Condominium

cloud-based software

CondoBusiness

Cloud-based software on the rise in condos

In recent years there has been significant growth in the adoption of cloud-based software among tech-savvy condo communities and property managers.
Condominium Authority

CondoBusiness

Condominium Authority of Ontario adopts fees as proposed

Condo owners will pay a monthly fee of $1 per voting unit to fund services to be provided by the newly formed Condominium Authority of Ontario.
condo rule

CondoBusiness

A condo rule against complaining?

A condo corporation was reported to have enacted a rule which, among other things, sought to limit the ability of residents to complain to the condominium.
condo auditors

CondoBusiness

What board directors should ask condo auditors

It’s important for board members to review the draft financial statements and know what questions to ask their condo auditor before giving their approval.
L Tower

CondoBusiness

Old condo board out, new condo board in at L Tower

Owners of Toronto’s L Tower voted on June 29 to remove its now-former board of directors and elect replacements.
utilities

CondoBusiness

Better manage utilities in multi-res buildings

With mixed-use communities on the rise, sub-metering is more relevant than ever. It allocates utility costs to shared areas and units based on consumption.
licensing fees

CondoBusiness

Proposed licensing fees for condo managers released

Proposed licensing fees for condo managers and condo management firms would see the two groups share the costs of regulating the sector.
decisions about money

CondoBusiness

Condo corporation facing a special assessment?

Making tough financial decisions will never be easy, but making the right tough decisions gets easier if condo directors follow these five principles.
proposed fees

CondoBusiness

Condo owners invited to weigh in on proposed fees

The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) is inviting condo owners to weigh in on proposed fees to support services it will begin to deliver this fall.
short-term rental

CondoBusiness

Proposed short-term rental regs see early support

Proposed regulations for short-term rentals in Toronto saw early signs of support, with a few exceptions, when a staff report went before executive committee.
HST

CondoBusiness

HST misconception a sleeping giant

HST has been flying under the radar and could become a potentially significant liability for condo corporations.
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.
short-term rentals

CondoBusiness

Regs proposed for short-term rentals in Toronto

City of Toronto staff are proposing that short-term rentals be restricted to the home-sharing variety versus the commercial kind.
kid-friendly condos

CondoBusiness

Toronto looks to boost kid-friendly condos

Draft guidelines designed to promote kid-friendly condos are poised for a two-year trial run after getting green-lit last week.
balcony fire

CondoBusiness

TFS sounds alarm over rise in balcony fires

Toronto Fire Service (TFS) is sounding the alarm over a recent rise in the number of balcony fires caused by carelessly discarded cigarettes.