The first phase of amendments to the Act has been in force for almost a month now. We have new forms, a new tribunal, and the CAO. There is a new process for calling and holding meetings. There are new information certificates. The changes span hundreds of pages so, understandably, everyone is still getting the hang of it all. There are even disputes about how certain parts should be interpreted. Here are some of the most common mistakes or misconceptions that we’ve encountered so far: Continue reading
The moment we have all been waiting for is almost here! The first phase of amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998, come into force on November 1, 2017. For weeks we have all been speculating as to whether the implementation date would be delayed again or not. The main reason? We didn’t have the forms yet. Well, guess what? On Tuesday afternoon the forms were released!! Continue reading
As 2017 approaches I find myself reflecting on the most important news, cases, and other events from this past year. Here are my favourite condo lessons for 2016:
10. Property Managers may be liable for errors in status certificates. The responsibility for the status certificate is normally set out in the management agreement so make sure that you are familiar with any limitations of liability and any obligations on the board to disclose information relevant to the status certificate. You can read the most recent case here and the costs award here.
I said earlier this week that I would describe how certain motions are made at condominium meetings. Rather than re-invent the wheel, I’ve decided to post a Presentation that I prepared last year for some condominium management firms. It provides examples of the five types of motions and describes how an owner may bring a motion before the meeting. I’ve also posted a Chart that I made summarizing the motions that I see most often at condominium meetings.
I hope this helps with your AGMs. Please feel free to contact me with questions or if you would like me to present to your organization.