One of our clients recently had issues with an owner that made an addition to the common elements without authorization from the Condominium Corporation. In this case, the owner installed an air conditioner on the common elements. The air conditioner was not installed in an approved location. As a result, the Corporation tried numerous times to have the owner relocate the air conditioner without success.
In the recent case Re Jovasevic, the landlord had rented a condominium unit to a tenant under a long-term lease. The tenant proceeded to list the unit “on the Airbnb website as a home share available for short term rentals” without the landlord’s knowledge or consent. The unit was then rented out to many sub-tenants, on a short-term basis, over many months. Continue reading “Claim by Landlord Against Tenant For Unauthorized Airbnb”
The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) is making an effort to reach out to those condominiums who have not yet filed their condominium returns.
Beginning August 1st, 2018, Airbnb renters will be paying a 4% tax, which will be remitted by Airbnb to the City of Ottawa. The tax will be charged on any rentals that are less than 30 days in duration. The collected funds will be used to support and promote tourism in the Ottawa region. Continue reading “New Tax on Airbnb Rentals in Ottawa”
Last week, we wrote a blog post about Senneck v. Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 116: an Ontario Superior Court case that resulted in costly litigation between a difficult unit owner and a condominium corporation.
Following that decision, the Condominium Authority Tribunal has released a decision involving the same parties. Continue reading “Vexatious Litigant Not Precluded From Accessing Condominium Authority Tribunal”