October 21, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Five Questions You Should Be Asking Your Winter Service ProviderWhen evaluating your winter service needs and starting the process of looking for a qualified service provider, it is increasingly important to be thorough in your search. Asking the right questions can help you to differentiate between a mediocre and an exceptional winter service provider.
October 15, 2020 - Updates for Members
Fraud: Make Sure the Board Is Drinking Their Morning CoffeeJane woke up early on a Sunday morning and decided she was going to get as many errands done as possible to prepare for the upcoming vacation. She decides to look for the forms to renew her passport. She starts her coffee brewing and sleepily googles “passport renewal”.
October 5, 2020 - Updates for Members
Communicating in the Digital Age: Condo EditionEffective communication is vital for the success of any organization, including condominiums. The Digital Age has changed the way people communicate. Even those reluctant to change have been forced to do so to some extent by the pandemic. Condominiums must adapt to the changing times.
September 29, 2020 - Educational
Do it, or defer it?How to decide on proceeding with reserve fund projects in a pandemic.
September 23, 2020 - Industry News
Drone Use in ConstructionA look at our procedures for commercial UAV drone technology use. The regulations we abide by and expectations we meet to fly.
September 16, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Autumn, the Season for Preventive MaintenanceFrom snow storms to freezing rain and cold temperatures, the winter season can create a number of problems for your building. Being prepared can help you get through the season with as little damage to your property and equipment and reduce the possibility of huge insurance claims and unanticipated expenses.
September 9, 2020 - Educational
Condominiums and TaxesCan income from interest and rentals jeopardize your condominium’s non-taxable status? This article will help you to understand which income sources may attract income tax as well as how to determine if your corporation should register for Harmonized Sales Tax.
September 2, 2020 - Educational
Crawling Back Quickly – Justice, Condo Disputes and the PandemicThe pandemic brought major disruption to the justice system but also profound change. Here’s a quick summary and a peek at what it means for condo corporations, boards, managers and owners.
August 25, 2020 - Updates for Members
The Ignored Asset – Your RoofOne of the largest capital expenses in the Reserve Fund Study for condominium corporations is the inevitable replacement of the roof system. Shingle roofs (sloped) or flat roofs (low-slope) eventually require replacement, and the timeline for this process varies greatly between properties.
August 18, 2020 - Educational