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December 2, 2021 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #Announcement #BoardofDirectors #IndustryNews #Legal

Winter Is Coming: Ready Your Condo’s Noise And Other Nuisance Enforcements

On January 1st, 2022, the CAT will expand its jurisdiction into condo disputes regarding noise, odour, smoke, vapour, light, or vibration. Is your condo ready? Victor Yee talks about how condominium corporations can and should be ready for this latest expansion of the CAT.

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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 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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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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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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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 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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May 20, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews #Legal

Update from the CAT: Condos Cannot Harass Unit Owners

February 2021, Rahman v. Peel Standard Condominium Corporation No. 779, 2021 ONCAT 13 While allegations of harassment are not uncommon in the condominium world, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (the “CAT”) has generally refrained from determining that condominiums have harassed unit owners until now.

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