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Regulations for the New Condominium Act: An Update on Industry Consultations

by Kristen Bailey on July 20, 2016

Regulations for the New Condominium Act: An Update on Industry Consultations

The Ontario Government has recently been in consultation with leading professionals in the Condominium Industry, including our very own Nancy Houle, in preparing Regulations that will be introduced under the amended Condominium Act. These changes will affect all condo corporations.

Nancy was invited to Toronto to meet with government representatives interested in obtaining input and guidance for developing the Regulations, which will play a significant and important role once the new Act is in effect.

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This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2016 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

A Reminder About Reserve Funds and Status Certificates

by James M. Davidson on June 24, 2016

A Reminder About Reserve Funds and Status Certificates

If a condominium corporation is aware of any circumstances that may result in an increase in the common expenses (that is, an increase beyond inflation), this must be disclosed in Paragraph 12 of the status certificates. Therefore, something may need to be mentioned in Paragraph 12 of the status certificates if it appears that contributions to the reserve fund may need to increase (beyond inflation).

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This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2016 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

Owner's Refusal to Co-Operate With Fireplace Maintenance Requirements - An Expensive Lesson

by Kristen Bailey on June 21, 2016

Owner's Refusal to Co-Operate With Fireplace Maintenance Requirements - An Expensive Lesson

In the compliance proceeding case MTCC No. 634 v. Adamo, a condominium corporation had asked that fireplace maintenance be completed; however, one owner steadfastly refused to fix the problems with his unit’s fireplace to bring it into compliance. Prior to the court hearing in October, 2015, the owner had finally complied, and the Court was only required to decide the issue of costs.

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This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2016 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

Another Interesting Court Decision about Condominium Collections

by James M. Davidson on June 14, 2016

Another Interesting Court Decision about Condominium Collections

There was another interesting case in December last year about the rights of condominium corporations to collect common expenses.

In the case of Trez v. Wynford, a condominium corporation (MTCC 1037) had failed to register liens for collection of certain common expense arrears. The units in arrears were owned by a company that was controlled by two of the directors of the condominium. Those directors also controlled the condominium’s Board, and they apparently decided, on behalf of the condominium corporation, not to register liens against the units that were in arrears. 

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This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2016 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.

ACMO CCI-KINGSTON 3rd Annual Conference - DATE POSTPONED

by Blog Editor on June 3, 2016

ACMO CCI-KINGSTON 3rd Annual Conference - DATE POSTPONED

Nelligan O’Brien Payne is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor of the 3rd Annual ACMO CCI-Kingston Condominium Conference. Please note the event has been postponed. An announcement will be made when a new date is selected.

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This content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2016 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP.