Legal

criminal trespass

Canadian Property Management

Alberta cracks down on criminal trespass

Along with measures to discourage spurious lawsuits, the legislation has implications for commercial real estate operators and any organization with potential scofflaws among its employees or membership.
Condo legal perspective

CondoBusiness

Special assessments in condos: a legal perspective

There are instances where unit owners may have recourse to insurance to cover their share of the special assessment. Ahead are a few examples.
dislodge drug dealers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New rules could help dislodge drug dealers

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Cannabis Control Act would allow authorities to lock down and bar entry to residential dwellings in the course of laying charges
SLAPP

CondoBusiness

A closer look at anti-SLAPP legislation

One recent case shed light on how these newly available SLAPP provisions may apply in the condo context.
electronic voting

REMI Network

How electronic voting works in condos

Now that electronic voting is allowed in Ontario condos, how exactly does it work?
cannabis

CondoBusiness

Cannabis legalization calls for drug policies

How can companies adapt to the monumental change of cannabis legalization? The short answer is to implement a drug policy.
rent-to-own marketing tactics

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New York targets rent-to-own marketing tactics

Through the option-to-purchase approach, prospective homebuyers remained tenants until the end of the option period, but were induced to waive many of their regulatory protections.
general operating bylaw

CondoBusiness

General operating bylaws due for update

Many corporations’ operating bylaws contain provisions that are either inoperative or inconsistent with the latest amendments to the Condominium Act.
Section 98

CondoBusiness

Can developers enter section 98 agreements?

The Condominium Act does not prohibit a developer from entering into a section 98 agreement with the condo while it still owns the units.
parking

CondoBusiness

Can boards curb uses of exclusive parking spaces?

Can condo corporations enforce parking rules in spaces that are not owned by the unit owner, but of which they have exclusive use?
fungal growth

REMI Network

Nominations open for B.C.’s technical safety awards

Technical Safety BC is gearing up to recognize outstanding achievement, innovation and leadership in the field at awards this fall.
records

CondoBusiness

Navigating a new process for requesting records

As of Nov. 1, 2017, there is a new process under the Condominium Act, as amended, for making and responding to records requests in condo corporations.
cannabis

CondoBusiness

Recreational cannabis use to become legal this fall

Is it time for condo boards and property managers to brace for reefer madness? It may depend on which condo lawyer they ask.
furniture

CondoBusiness

Lounge furniture targeted as multi-res fire risk

Some condo lobbies may be looking spare lately because the lounge furniture that usually occupies these spaces is being targeted as a fire risk.
electronic voting

REMI Network

Electronic voting for condos comes to Canada

A U.S.-based company has introduced electronic voting for condos to Canada, paving the way for corporations to completely digitize the ballot box.
condo form

REMI Network

Revised condo forms incorporate feedback, new regs

The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services says it has incorporated public feedback into recent changes to new mandatory condo forms.
elevator repair

REMI Network

Standards for elevator repair times one step closer

The Ontario government last week passed legislation aimed at addressing concerns about elevator availability in the province.