Are You Serious? Volume 9.

Aggregating the real estate of condominium commentary, opinion, tragedy and truth being told to the public. Buy into the author’s thought or sell your own. For legal advice, consult a professional condominium lawyer.

Abolishing Condo Boards

Directors are elected to serve on condo boards for the same reason we elect government representatives.  Their role is to make decisions and perform functions so every decision does not become a battle, dispute or legal situation. Source: Toronto Condo News

Steps to Take When the Board Loses Quorum

It is easy to forget that condominium corporations don’t simply run themselves. They are run by people. Volunteers with other family, social and professional obligations that keep them busy. So what happens when the board loses some of its members? What if it loses quorum? Source: Graeme Macpherson, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

What’s in a Majority? The Buzz on By-Laws

The condominium community has been buzzing since the decision LaFramboise v York Condominium Corp No 365 was released this past January. We thought it would be helpful to provide a refresher on the procedure for passing by-laws and to weigh in on LaFramboise. Source: Andrea Daly, Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Condo Owner Loses Unit Due to Actions of Tenant

In a recent case, Y.C.C. No. 187 v. Sandhu, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted a judgment in favour of the condominium corporation, giving it possession of an owner’s unit and enabling it to sell the unit. Source: Denise Lash, Lash Condo Law

The Importance of Tenant Insurance

When a fire occurs in the middle of the night, your washing machine or dishwasher overflows and floods causing damages to the property, the first question that always springs to mind is whether or not the tenant had insurance. Source: Property Management Toronto

Keep flags, election signs out of condo windows: Kleiner

Condo dwellers who want to show their support of candidates in political elections should do it in a way that doesn’t involve posting signs in windows or common areas of the building, advises Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner. Source: Paul Russell, Contributor