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August 12, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #COVID-19 #Educational #Maintenance #Security

Condo Scam

The Covid 19 pandemic has led to diminished involvement by condominium directors in the financial affairs of their condos and sometimes eliminated it entirely. Boards have the primary responsibility for their company’s financial affairs. Management companies are their agents. That needs to be reflected in the financial control systems.

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August 5, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Maintenance

Condo Owners vs Designated Substances & Hazardous Materials – What Are Your Responsibilities?

Do you own/manage a building in Ontario? Was that building built using Designated Substances and/or Hazardous Materials (DSHM)? How can you tell?

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

4 Ways to Combat Video Call Fatigue

“Zoom Fatigue” colloquially refers to all forms of video conferencing and refers to the exhaustion you feel from a long day of video calls.

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July 22, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoFinances #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Legal

Condominium Warranty Coverage: Uncovered

Understanding Performance Audit Common Element Warranty - No building is perfect, and construction is definitely not perfect. You are protected by a warranty when you move into a new condominium. Understand the process to protect your real estate asset.

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July 15, 2021 - Industry News
Tag(s): #Educational #Event #IndustryNews #Legal #Maintenance

Florida Champlain Towers Building Collapse: Initial Takeaways & Tips for Communication

The tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Florida has been an alarming event for many in the condominium and engineering industries.

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July 8, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational

Finding the Right Property Manager

Property managers offer invaluable expertise to condominium boards on a wide range of matters, from holding proper meetings to navigating sensitive owner disputes. Given this important role, it is important to make sure that your condominium’s property manager is educated, efficient, and the right fit for your condominium community.

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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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