Improving the New Prescribed Proxy Form

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”

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Applying an Owner’s Payments to the Earliest Arrears

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.

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Some Human Rights News for Condominium Corporations

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”

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