February 11, 2021 - Updates for Members
Surviving The Cold – Winter Construction: SealantsIt’s that time of year again, the days are shorter, the temperature is cooler, and construction season is finally over.
February 4, 2021 - Educational
Does Our Condo Budget Have To Be “Breakeven”?We want to carry some surplus in our operating fund – is that ok, and if so, can we plan for it?
January 28, 2021 - Educational
Why Do You Still Use Cheques?Why are you still using cheques? It cannot be because they are expensive, or a hassle to get two board members to sign. It cannot be because your vendors enjoy chasing you down and maybe even intercepting you before it hits the postal box.
January 21, 2021 - Educational
Asphalt Pavements – A Measured ApproachGeneral maintenance and repair of asphalt pavements is typically less urgent and lower on the priority list compared to roof and building envelope repairs for condo owners.
January 14, 2021 - Updates for Members
Importance of Insuring to Full Replacement CostThe most important asset to any condominium corporation is the property itself.
January 7, 2021 - Educational
Top 10 Condo Building ProblemsWorkmanship, Quality Control & Water… Probably because I have inspected thousands of condo buildings and their units for construction defects and other issues, I am often asked by both prospective condo buyers and property managers to name the most common problems found in new condo developments.
December 17, 2020 - Educational
Financial Statements - What Are Our Options?The financial statements of your condominium corporation are an important tool. While most condominium corporations are required to have an audit completed, some smaller corporations can waive this requirement... are there other types of financial statements available?
December 9, 2020 - Industry News
New Licensee Designations for Condo ManagersCondo property managers must be licensed by the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario in accordance with the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (the “CMSA”) in order to provide condo management services.
December 3, 2020 - Educational
Stay Home, Stay Safe and Mediation OnlineThe COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to the closure of many condominium amenities. Beyond condominium communities, a series of other venues have been closed for over half a year now, to limit unnecessary in-person gatherings and to keep people safe at home.
November 25, 2020 - Educational