Legal

independent contractors

CondoBusiness

Tips for hiring independent contractors

With costs on the rise, many condominiums are choosing to retain independent contractors to provide superintendent and/or cleaning service.
supply chain

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Navigating supply chain transparency legislation 

The deadline for Canadian businesses to file their first annual report on supply chain transparency is fast approaching.
housing

CondoBusiness

Politics, red tape and the housing industry crisis

A timeline of legislation that shaped Ontario’s current supply and affordability issues.
Defaulted real estate loans on the upswing

Canadian Property Management

Defaulted real estate loans on the upswing

Many creditors and debtors are now grappling with the fallout from a largely unexpected change in market conditions over the course of their loan agreements.
Streu

CondoBusiness

Enforcing the governing documents

How can a property manager or board member understand what steps to take when enforcing the governing documents?
AI

CondoBusiness

Legal implications of AI in condo management

AI in condominium property management can have several legal implications, depending on how it is implemented and used. Here are some important legal considerations:
Ontario eyes purchase agreements for new builds

CondoBusiness

Ontario eyes purchase agreements for new builds

The Ontario government is considering whether to mandate the legal review of purchase agreements for units in new condominium developments.
Slip-and-fall injury bill stranded in Manitoba

Canadian Property Management

Slip-and-fall injury bill stranded in Manitoba

Manitoba's legislative term expired soon after the government introduced proposed amendments to the Occupiers' Liability Act similar to changes already adopted in Ontario.
New approval criteria coming for NB renovations

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New approval criteria coming for NB renovations

New Brunswick’s Residential Tenancy Tribunal will soon assume responsibility for authorizing renovations that require tenants to vacate their dwellings.
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?
Ontario proposes sunset for timeshare contracts

CondoBusiness

Ontario proposes sunset for timeshare contracts

The Ontario government is considering a 10-year exit horizon for timeshare contracts as part of its update to the Consumer Protection Act.
federal budget

REMI Network

New reg imposes financial penalties on Ontario homebuilders

A new regulation may impose administrative penalties on Ontario homebuilders or vendors who breach their legal and ethical obligations.
condo associations

REMI Network

Leading condo associations call for safety reform

One concern is that the recent tragedy could deter condo directors from getting involved in disputes or even serving on a board.
business

CondoBusiness

When owners open a home-based business

From ensuite take-out resto to teaching downward facing dog in the common areas, here’s the lowdown on this trendier work-from-home shift, with some legal and insurance tips.
U.S. prepares to prohibit non-compete clauses

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

U.S. prepares to prohibit non-compete clauses

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed notice that it intends to decree employer-imposed, non-compete conditions are unfair competition.
prompt payment

Construction Business

Get ready for prompt payment

B.C. is expected to follow other Canadian jurisdictions that have implemented prompt payment legislation, which sets payment timelines.