On January 29, 2021 Section 6.1 of the Occupier's Liability Act became law. It’s a significant and positive change. A claimant who is claiming damages resulting from a personal injury caused by snow or ice will, generally, have to provide written notice of the claim within 60 days of the...Read more
Many newer condominiums have experienced sprinkler head failures resulting in spontaneous opening of the sprinkler head without heat being present. A successful class action lawsuit has been approved in the United States (a copy of a legal announcement below). These sprinkler heads were...Read more
Typically, electricity prices change twice a year – May and November. The government announced two price changes in less than one week in December! This is unprecedented change.
Announced December 15th – effective Jan 1:
- ...Read more
The province has just announced that it is extending the deadline, which allows virtual meetings to be held without an e-meeting/e-voting bylaw, to May 31, 2021.
Prior to this announcement, the looming deadline was November 21, 2020 and many corporations were scrambling to get a...Read more
Since its launch in November 2017, the Condominium Authority Tribunal has only handled disputes related to requests for records. As anticipated, that will change soon.
Effective October 1, 2020, with amendments to Ontario Regulation 179/17 under the Condominium Act, 1998, the...Read more
The Ontario electricity market is complicated. We have worked hard to understand that complexity because it is a value to our clients - electricity is generally the largest controllable expense in a condominium.
One of the rate structures available to a few very large condos is called “...Read more
This updates our Blog post of March 26th - Lower Electricity Prices For Some Accounts
Electricity pricing for condominiums is complicated because it is a blend of commercial and residential pricing structures.
The chart below gives you a quick review of the different pricing...Read more
As a brief recap, the Ontario Energy Board issued a bulletin in late 2019 that stated some condominiuims were not eligible for the 31.8% Ontario Electricity Rebate, or OER. The bulletin stated that condominium buildings were not eligible for the OER if the utility1 directly...Read more