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Can condo corporations charge back for legal fees?

The Condominium Authority Tribunal’s (“CAT” or the “Tribunal”) recent decision in Peel Condominium Corporation No. 96 v. Psofimis (“Psofimis”) should bring relief to condominium corporations across Ontario. In Psofimis, CAT awarded the corporation the legal fees it incurred pursuing enforcement...

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The benefits of special assessment insurance

Condominium unit owners have ownership interests in their units together with an undivided interest in the common elements. These common elements generally include, but are not limited to, the lobbies, hallways, recreational rooms and parking garages of the condominium. In...

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Condo declaration can limit uses of a unit

A condominium’s declaration can include restrictions on the uses that may be made of a unit. In residential developments, this usually takes the form of “single family use” to prevent short-term rentals. Commercial developments often use declarations to prohibit certain...

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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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