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June 24, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational

When You Need to Say No

It is well known that Property Managers go above and beyond to help clients and tenants. Property Managers have a unique and important role, and many of their unseen duties are hardly ever reflected in their job description. So why is saying no hard, and why is it so important?

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June 17, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #Educational #IndustryNews #Legal #Maintenance #UpdatesForMembers

10-Year-Old Condominiums in the City of Cambridge May Need to Prepare for a 300% Water Cost Increase

Condominiums in the City of Cambridge that are older than 10 years should assess their exposure to a 300% water cost increase that may occur when their property line water meters are replaced.

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June 10, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #COVID-19 #Educational #Event #IndustryNews

Annual General Meetings

Before the pandemic, Annual General Meetings were typically held in-person. With restrictions on gatherings, the industry was required to find a new way to have AGM meetings… the solution was virtual!

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June 3, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoFinances #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Legal #Maintenance

Building Materials Price Increases – Can a Condo Loan Help?

This blog intends to give as much information as possible on the current issue of building materials price increases, which materials are being affected, and how this may impact condo boards when deciding when or if to do repairs to the condo.

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May 27, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoFinances #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Maintenance

The War on Grass (Not “That” Grass) – Sod vs. Seed

It’s spring and the warm weather is upon us. The snow and ice have melted, the ground is starting to warm, and you look forward to seeing that lush, green lawn.

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May 20, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews #Legal

Update from the CAT: Condos Cannot Harass Unit Owners

February 2021, Rahman v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 779, 2021 ONCAT 13 While allegations of harassment are not uncommon in the condominium world, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”) has generally refrained from determining that condominiums have harassed unit owners until now.

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May 13, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Maintenance

How’s Your Hardscaping?

Hardscape surfaces, including asphalt and concrete pavements of parking lots, roadways, driveways, and sidewalks, are often the first visible component of a property seen by condominium owners and their visitors. Asphalt and concrete deterioration are not only visually unpleasant; they also pose a significant slip, trip, fall, and driving hazard.

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May 6, 2021 - Condo Life is Grand
Tag(s): #Announcement #Educational #Event #IndustryNews

Education Committee Spotlight

The Education Committee is committed to offering timely, informative, and practical information for condo owners and Board members, as well as managers and other industry professionals. To this end, the committee has a full calendar of offerings this year.

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April 29, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #COVID-19 #Educational #Event

Etiquette for Video Calls

Now that we have the basics of logging onto a video call down to a science, it's time to address the elephant in the room. There is some etiquette we should all adhere to when signing onto a virtual meeting.

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April 22, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Maintenance

Spring Fever…Let it Start NOW!

It’s April! With the first warm rays of spring about to caress our faces our thoughts turn to the warm days of summer and once again enjoying the outdoors!

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