Blog Posts with the #Maintenance tag
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.
August 19, 2021 - Educational
Condominium Boards: Reviewing Your By-Laws is Vital to Running Your Condominium EffectivelyBy-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.
August 12, 2021 - Educational
Condo ScamThe 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.
August 5, 2021 - Educational
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?
July 15, 2021 - Industry News
Florida Champlain Towers Building Collapse: Initial Takeaways & Tips for CommunicationThe tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South Condominium in Florida has been an alarming event for many in the condominium and engineering industries.
June 17, 2021 - Educational
10-Year-Old Condominiums in the City of Cambridge May Need to Prepare for a 300% Water Cost IncreaseCondominiums 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.
June 3, 2021 - Educational
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.
May 27, 2021 - Educational
The War on Grass (Not “That” Grass) – Sod vs. SeedIt’s spring and the warm weather is upon us. The snow and ice have melted, the ground is starting to warm, and you look forward to seeing that lush, green lawn.
May 13, 2021 - Educational
How’s Your Hardscaping?Hardscape surfaces, including asphalt and concrete pavements of parking lots, roadways, driveways, and sidewalks, are often the first visible component of a property seen by condominium owners and their visitors. Asphalt and concrete deterioration are not only visually unpleasant; they also pose a significant slip, trip, fall, and driving hazard.
April 22, 2021 - Educational