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October 21, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews

Why Integrity Matters More in the Age of a Pandemic

Like anyone, Property Managers make mistakes. Owning it and making amends for it is more important in these strange and challenging times than ever before. In a time where information seems to be constantly changing and sometimes contradicting itself...

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October 14, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #Audit #CondoFinances #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational

Who’s responsible for preparing your condominium's financial statements?

Most condominium corporations in Ontario have an audit completed annually and the resulting financial statements are provided to owners. But what about those condos that have less than 25 units and have waived the audit - do they still have to provide financial statements to the owners? The answer is...

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October 7, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews #Legal #Maintenance

Decisions from the CAT: Policies Are Not Rules

Boodram v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 843, 2021 ONCAT 31 Introduction: In Boodram v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 843, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”) discussed the difference between: (1) ‘rules,’ and (2) ‘policies’ in the enforcement context.

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September 30, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #COVID-19 #Educational #IndustryNews

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies for Housing Providers – Indoor Amenities

The government has advised that, as of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (i.e. two doses plus 14 days post-second vaccine) and need to provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID in order to access certain public settings and facilities.

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September 23, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Legal

Baseball Arbitration for Condominium Communities

Final offer selection is known as baseball arbitration because it is the process used by Major League Baseball when a player and team cannot agree on compensation.

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September 16, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews #Legal

Compliance at the CAT

The Condominium Authority Tribunal’s jurisdiction includes new types of disputes. This article discusses the new types of disputes, examples of disputes, jurisdictional issues, and more legislative changes to come.

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September 9, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #COVID-19 #Educational

Condo Memoirs

Condo Memoirs gives members a chance to anonymously share their most unbelievable stories. Read on for a glimpse into the adventures of condominium living.

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September 2, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoFinances #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational

Pesky Questions about Pests from the Auditor

Oops… I forgot to tell the auditor that we had a killer bee invasion at the condominium corporation in 2020 which drove up our pest control costs. Luckily, there were no lawsuits or injuries from the attack of the killer bees and the situation was dealt with quickly.

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August 26, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #COVID-19 #Educational

Patience Is a Virtue – Especially in Condominium Management

My grandmother used to say “Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can…. “ There are many ways to finish the saying, but the sentiment has never been more important in our lives right now.

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August 19, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #Educational #Legal #Maintenance

Condominium Boards: Reviewing Your By-Laws is Vital to Running Your Condominium Effectively

By-laws are not documents of legal jargon that can be filed away – by-laws contain important information with an ongoing impact on the condominium. The by-laws must be followed in order to run the condominium effectively.

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