A unit owner recently brought an application to the court for an order declaring a notice of sale issued by a condominium under a lien null and void. The owner was also the condominium’s declarant. The declarant did not turn over the condominium to the owners when required by the Act or contribute to the common expenses for the units it still owned. Sound familiar?
Last week I posted about a case where a condominium spent over $150,000.00 on a court application against an owner. The judge was very critical of the condominium’s actions and suggested that the board made its aggressive decisions based upon a belief that the condominium would recover all of its costs under section 134(5) of the Act. I received several comments about the extraordinary costs, which could have been avoided if the parties had acted more reasonably. I promised that I would explain how a condominium, or any client, could assess a lawyer’s account. I’ll do that today.
There are so many resources online about assessing a lawyer’s account that there is no point in explaining the process in detail here. That said, there are three points that I wish to make about the process. Continue reading