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Can condo corporations’ charge back costs without a finding of negligence?

In tort law, a finding of liability typically requires a finding of fault. The Divisional Court has recently confirmed that when it comes to a unit owner’s liability under s. 105 of the Condominium Act, no finding of fault is...

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Can condo corporations enforce Toronto’s mask policy?

To help slow the spread of COVID-19 in condominium and apartment buildings, since August 7, 2020, the City of Toronto’s By-Law 664-2020 (the “Mask By-law”) has made wearing a face covering or mask mandatory in all common areas of multi-unit...

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Mortgagees in possession: Considerations for condominium corporations

Condominium corporations are tasked with the difficult responsibility of managing the property and assets of the corporation on behalf of the various condominium owners and balancing the competing interests and needs of such owners. What happens in the scenario where...

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When is enough, enough? The adequacy of reserve funds

The Auditor General of Ontario’s recent report, “Value-for-Money Audit: Condominium Oversight in Ontario” (the “AG’s Report”) outlines a number of issues facing condominium corporations and owners. One of these issues is the adequacy of reserve funds, with the AG’s Report...

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Looking forward: 5 emerging condo trends for 2021

Good riddance to 2020.  It was a challenging year by any stretch, but the industry prevailed with the hard work of many front-line condominium personnel including, but not limited to, cleaners, security staff, superintendents and property managers.  While we are...

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Upcoming changes to the sale of pre-construction residential condominium units

The winds of change have been blowing, and not just on construction sites but in the regulation of pre-construction homes as well. After an expansive audit from the Attorney General of Ontario, the Government of Ontario and the Tarion Warranty...

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Why REALTORS® should incorporate a Personal Real Estate Corporation (PREC) by December 31, 2020

REALTORS®  now have the ability to utilize a PREC.  Learn about the benefits,  some questions you should ask yourself together with details and pricing for Miller Thomson’s services to REALTORS® in Setting up a Personal Real Estate Corporation. There are...

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Cross-country COVID-19 check-up

History of Canadian Government COVID-19 Rent Relief On April 24, 2020, the Government of Canada introduced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program. The CECRA program, which was run through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), was set...

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Deal making in the new normal

As Canada steels itself in the face of a second wave of COVID-19 and the economy continues to navigate the related downturn, the commercial real estate industry, like many others, finds itself faced with significant challenges and uncertainty. Indeed the...

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Ontario REALTORS® can now use personal real estate corporations – Miller Thomson assists OREA in crafting regulatory scheme

Introduction On October 1, 2020, Regulation 536/20 under the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (the “Regulation”) came into force, providing Ontario brokers and salespersons registered with the Real Estate Commission of Ontario (“Registrants”) the ability to incorporate a...

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COVID-19 Resources

We have written on a variety of topics to help identify the pertinent issues, understand the legal implications, minimize risk exposure and manage legal obligations.

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How to enforce compliance with the condo corporation’s governing documents?

Owners and tenants of a condo unit need to comply with bylaws and rules. Here’s what condo boards should know when setting out their enforcement policies.

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