Can Someone Enter My Condo Unit Without Permission?
There are many unique aspects of condominium living that do not necessarily align with the expectations of condominium owners. As discussed in a previous post, Condominium Culture Shock, condominium owners are often surprised by the powers that condominium corporations have...Read More
Do Condos Have a Duty to Accommodate Disabled Residents?
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) recently released a decision regarding whether condominium corporations in Ontario have a duty to accommodate the specific requests of disabled residents and, the timeframe within which action must be taken. In Polito...Read More
Keeping The Noise Down In Condominiums
There are many ways individuals can enjoy settling into new condominiums. However, dealing with a noise complaint probably isn't one of them. More residents may be using outdoor terraces, BBQ areas, sporting grounds, or generally having more people over to...Read More
Getting Along With Your Condo Management Team
Most condo corporations have a set of rules and regulations for living in their properties. These rules should be provided to new owners before they take ownership of a unit. They are in place to ensure the continued enjoyment and...Read More
How does condominium law respond to unauthorized sublets?
The rise of short-term lending websites like Airbnb has raised questions for landlords and condo boards alike. In Ottawa, one landlord has raised condominium law questions related to these sites after a tenant rented his unit on Airbnb without his permission....Read More
Online tribunal may help with some condominium law disputes
With over 10,000 condo corporations across the province, conflict between residents, condo boards and ownership corporations happen with relative frequency. To address some of these issues, Ontario has launched an online tribunal to help resolve condominium law disputes. The Condominium...Read More
The Ontario Condominium Authority Tribunal
The Ontario Government has created a new administrative condominium authority through amendments to the Condominium Act. The government developed the Ontario Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) to make dispute resolution easier and more cost-effective for owners and corporations. It will begin...Read More
Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 396 v Burdet, 2016 ONCA 394
The Condominium Act, 1998 (the "Act") stipulates that when a condominium owner accumulates arrears in respect of their required contributions to common expenses, the condominium corporation has a lien against their unit. The lien expires three months after the default...Read More