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new home warranties

CondoBusiness

Ontario moves to reform new home warranties system

The Ontario government last week delivered on previously announced plans to introduce legislation to reform the province’s new home warranties system.
apartment

Canadian Apartment Magazine

HVAC switch over snared by hot spell

Tensions boiled over last week at Toronto apartment buildings without air conditioning as temperatures soared into heat wave territory in late September.
lease

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How to navigate lease extensions and renewals

Five tips for tenants as they review, negotiate and exercise lease extensions and renewals.
elevators

CondoBusiness

Required upgrades to single-speed elevators lifted

The TSSA recently lifted the requirement to undertake certain upgrades to the controls of single-speed elevators, but it doesn’t mean building owners should abandon modernization.
condo managers

CondoBusiness

Proposed reg details code of ethics for condo managers

A code of ethics for condo managers is now up for public comment after the release of proposed regulations under the Condominium Management Services Act.
noise complaints

CondoBusiness

Turning down the volume on noise complaints

Provincial authorities are preparing to introduce requirements relating to sound transmission due to deficiencies that could cut down on noise complaints.
Tarion

CondoBusiness

Tarion coverage for condo conversions anticipated in 2018

Tarion coverage for Ontario condo conversions is expected to become available at the beginning of 2018, according to a regulatory proposal.
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.
short-term rental

CondoBusiness

Vancouver echoes Toronto’s proposed short-term rental rules

City of Vancouver staff earlier this month proposed short-term rental rules that are markedly similar to rules proposed in Toronto.
condo law

CondoBusiness

Countdown on to roll out of condo law reforms

The countdown to the roll out of changes to Ontario’s condo laws is on. Directors and owners will soon be able to call or email the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO).
Shibley Righton

CondoBusiness

Shibley Righton LLP’s condo law group expands

Prominent local condo lawyers Audrey Loeb and Armand Conant have teamed up under the Shibley Righton LLP banner.
live-in superintendents

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario leaves live-in superintendents exposed

For now, market demand and the goodwill of employers are still the prime determinants of superintendents' working conditions.
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.
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.
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.