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Condo owners hope to elect conscientious directors to make good decisions on their behalf. Once elected, some owners and residents attempt to influence these decisions in ways not always in the best interest of the community. Condo directors may make decisions for personal gain or after relying on bad information. Source: Toronto Condo News Magazine
Repair and maintenance obligations are split between unit owners and the condominium corporation. The Condominium Act requires the corporation to maintain and repair the common elements. In general, unit owners are responsible for repairs to their own units and for damage they cause to the common elements. What happens, however, when you cannot be sure where the damage started? Source: Caleb Edwards, Miller Thomson LLP
A recent Ontario Superior Court decision highlights the restricted rights that condominium unit owners have to renovate compared with traditional freehold homeowners, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant. Source: AdvocateDaily.com Staff
When it comes to settling in a place for living or basically, building a home, there are a number of options that one has to do so. An individual could opt for a standalone house in a less populated area, or, opt for a shared unit is a tower to have a budgeted living. Source: Jordan Scrinko, Precondo
Two recent decisions of the Human Rights Tribunal are instructive for those in property management with respect to the duty to accommodate. Both cases involved physical modifications to residential complexes and include insight into: the procedural duty to accommodate; the substantive duty to accommodate; and, what is a reasonable accommodation. Source: Kristin Ley, Cohen Highley LLP Lawyers
The changing demographics in condominiums raises a number of legal issues that condominium corporations, owners, directors and property managers must consider. Source: Sonja Hodis, Hodis Law