Knocks Your Socks Off in 1st Qtr 2020

If you’ve ever wondered what reading and information resources are available to property managers and owners then you have just found the best here.

For better or for worse, property managers conduct the marriage of persons to buildings and land. With owners hopping on and jumping off building and Board intermittently, someone needs to control the merry-go-round and provide a corporation with stable operations. Whack-a-mole! You’ll get unlimited knowledge of what you are paying for through the quarterly industry association PDF publication below.

Spring 2020 Issue

The condominium landscape across Ontario is growing. Responsibilities are multiplying. What does it take to be a successful condominium manager in 2020? Source: © 2020 ACMO – The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario

Shock! Owners have access to an organization which provides networking for individuals and corporations to help build a sense of community, solve problems, advanced director training, and advice on condo issues of the day by participating legal experts. In the meantime, curiosity didn’t kill the cat after it read the quarterly PDF publication below. 

Winter 2019

The Canadian Condominium Institute is an independent, non-profit organization formed in 1982 with chapters throughout Canada, including a very active Toronto Chapter. Source: © 2020 CCI Toronto and Area Chapter

Don’t let procrastination, hesitation or fear stop you from growing a comprehensive understanding of a condominium community. Your property investment and lifestyle is not a laughing matter, is it?

Your One-Stop Source For Legal Advice

The hidden truth about searching for and posting links to every article found of possible interest to condo owners and tenants is it’s extremely time consuming.

Within minutes from now you’ll discover the new quarterly approach to feature only active law firms providing intelligence to condominiums during the 4th quarter of 2019. The last article for the quarter is shown only. At the end of each post there is usually a link to any prior article and in some cases to the next one. Hold the secret weapon of multiple issues raised and education provided that is aimed at everyone. Pull the trigger. Explore the following: 

Top Condo Lessons of 2019

As 2020 approaches I find myself reflecting on the most important news, cases, and events from this past year. There were several notable decisions released this year and a few that I’m sure we would all like to forget! The hardest part of these lists is selecting only ten to speak about. Here is my list of the top ten condo lessons for 2019: Source: Michelle Kelly, Robson Carpenter LLP

The Condo Director Who Stole Christmas

As we approach year end and embark on our collective mad-dash towards the holidays, we thought we’d revisit a Christmas classic and adapt it to the condo world. Here’s our last post of the year; our Condo Christmas Story. Source: Rodrigue Escayola, © 2019 Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

2019 in Review – What to expect in 2020

Our favourite Court decisions from 2019. Source: Mohiminol Khandaker, Davidson Houle Allen LLP Condominium Law

Condo Owners Prohibited from Smoking on Balcony

In a recent case before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, WCC No. 31 v. Silberberg et al, a condominium corporation obtained an order prohibiting the unit owners, Mr. and Mrs. Silberberg, from smoking on their balcony in contravention of the condominium rules. Source: Denise Lash, Lash Condo Law

Privacy Rights and Security Cameras in Condominiums

In a decision released on December 2, 2019, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has confirmed that condominium corporations cannot allow the police to place hidden cameras in common areas without a warrant.  The case is an interesting read in respect of balancing the privacy expectations of residents with effective property management. Source: Jennifer Malchuk, © 2015 Fine & Deo

Condos can impose reasonable pet bans

Condo corporations may lawfully ban pets in certain circumstances, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey. Global News recently reported on a campaign by residents of two Toronto condo buildings seeking to overturn their board’s recently introduced ban on pets. Source: Megan Mackey, Shibley Righton LLP

Make the most of this post even though it is so late. Expect the next article to be more timely.

Announcing 2019 4th Qtr Condo Statistics

Of course you have probably heard that condo buying prices keep going in one direction – up. 

As you study the statistics of this article you will feel a sense of wonder of how long this can go on.

TREB Releases Q4 2019 Condo Market Statistics

Toronto Real Estate Board President Michael Collins announced that Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® reported 5,367 condominium apartment sales through TREB’s MLS® System in the fourth quarter of 2019. This result was up by 3.8 per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2018. Source: © Toronto Regional Real Estate Board

STOP and realize that you have never ever seen prices rise so fast for so long and so high like this before anywhere in the history of Canadian real estate. Obviously, you have to wonder how long an owner’s net worth will increase at the expense of a buyer’s debt.