With condominiums emerging as the dominant housing option, more and more people are moving into condominium communities with little understanding of the nature of multi-residential living generally and condominium living specifically. Many conflicts can emerge because of that unawareness....Read more
Dear Board Members:
We wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year.
We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with you. We look forward to our continued working relationship and making the condominium-living experience the best it can be.
We recently provided a blog entry announcing the province’s introduction of Bill 159: The Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2019. The Act includes provisions to expand the range of disputes to be heard by the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO). Specifically, the province is seeking your...Read more
On December 6th, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services introduced Bill 159: The Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2019. Bill 159 affects 10 Acts, including the Condominium Act, 1998, Condominium Management Services Act, and several related to the changes coming...Read more
Starting in the last half of 2018, following several high-rise fires, Toronto Fire Services increased inspections in high-rise buildings (7 stories and higher) for Ontario Fire Code, Part 7 – Smoke Control Inspection and Testing Compliance. Many 905 municipalities have joined Toronto...Read more
The short answer is “No”.
There several regulatory changes that did come into effect on November 1st though – the net impact is an increase of about 1.8% per year to condominium electricity expenses. This is consistent with the government’s announcements to have...Read more
On July 1, 2018, the first phase of regulations to the Construction Lien Act, now the Construction Act, came into effect. The amendments modernize the Act and deal with payment issues. New holdback rules were implemented which include increases in the holdback period...Read more
The merit of installing cameras on the common elements for the safety of the residents and the property seems obvious. However, condominium corporations must be attentive to privacy as well as safety.
The law firm of Fine & Deo, with specialization in condominium law, has produced...Read more