Condo Reporter

Timely commentaries on the latest developments in condominium law in Ontario

Enforcing Pet Restrictions in Condominiums

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Many pet owners who have breached the pet restrictions in their condominium documents will go to great lengths to keep their pet when the condominium corporation takes steps to enforce these restrictions. In California one pet owner went to the California Court of Appeal (The Villas in Whispering Palms v. Tempkin) in an effort to…

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Developer’s Liability for First-Year Budget Deficit

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A recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court, which dealt with the developer’s liability for the first-year budget deficit, will be well-received by condominium board members and owners. Section 75 of the Condominium Act (the “Act”) provides that the condominium developer is accountable to the condominium corporation for any shortfall between the first-year budget statement…

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Bill 106 Highlights – Dispute Resolution

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As noted in a previous blog, Bill 106 contemplates that a Condominium Authority Tribunal will be set up to provide dispute resolution services for disputes primarily between condominium corporations and owners, occupiers and mortgagees of a unit, and between owners.* Bill 106 bestows on the Tribunal considerable power to make orders, including: an order for…

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Tarion Warranty Coverage for Conversion Projects

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With the recent introduction of proposed amendments to the Condominium Act (Bill 106) at Queen’s Park, the industry is abuzz about many exciting changes. One important proposed amendment is the Tarion warranty coverage for conversion projects. A conversion project is a condominium that has been converted from a prior use building. Currently, the warranties available to new…

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