October 21, 2021 - Educational
Why Integrity Matters More in the Age of a PandemicLike 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...
October 14, 2021 - 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...
October 7, 2021 - Educational
Decisions from the CAT: Policies Are Not RulesBoodram 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.
September 30, 2021 - Educational
COVID-19 Vaccination Policies for Housing Providers – Indoor AmenitiesThe 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.
September 23, 2021 - Educational
Baseball Arbitration for Condominium CommunitiesFinal 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.
September 16, 2021 - Educational
Compliance at the CATThe 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.
September 9, 2021 - Educational
Condo MemoirsCondo Memoirs gives members a chance to anonymously share their most unbelievable stories. Read on for a glimpse into the adventures of condominium living.
September 2, 2021 - Educational
Pesky Questions about Pests from the AuditorOops… 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.
August 26, 2021 - Educational
Patience Is a Virtue – Especially in Condominium ManagementMy 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.
August 19, 2021 - Educational