Policies are also an important part of the “legal structure” of all condominium corporations in Ontario. Put simply, a policy is a statement of how the condominium corporation will deal with a particular circumstance or set of circumstances – at least until the policy is changed (normally by Board resolution). Continue reading “What About Policies?”
Our lawyers have now had many opportunities to attend condominium meetings following the arrival of the new prescribed proxy form. And it’s clear to us that many owners are struggling with the new form. The problem seems to be that the new form (although excellent in many ways) is just not all that user-friendly. We’ve all seen plenty of comments about this from across Ontario.
So, I decided to prepare an improved version of the prescribed proxy form. You can find it here. Continue reading “Improving the New Prescribed Proxy Form”
In the recent case of Toronto Condominium Corp 1462 v Dangubic, the condominium corporation registered a lien against an owner’s unit for recovery of legal costs incurred by the corporation in relation to “compliance letters” sent by the corporation’s legal counsel to the owner. The Court confirmed that the condominium corporation was entitled to recover these amounts as additional common expenses pursuant to indemnification provisions contained in the corporation’s Declaration and By-laws.
There has been a lot of discussion recently about the Phase 1 amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998. Click here for Jim Davidson’s previous article in Condo Contact describing those changes. But what hasn’t received as much attention are some of the lesser known – but still important – amendments, which are as follows: Continue reading “Some Condo Act Phase I Amendment Tidbits”
In the recent case of Kovaleva v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation 1000, the former President of the condominium corporation had made a claim to the Human Rights Tribunal in which she alleged that she had been removed (by the Board) from the office of the President and as a signing officer based on prohibited grounds under the Human Rights Code. She claimed that the actions of the Board had been discriminatory. Continue reading “Some Human Rights News for Condominium Corporations”