As our readers may know from a previous blog, new regulations regarding Electric Vehicle (“EV”) Charging Stations have come into effect as of May 1st. In addition to the updated Status Certificate forms, the Province also released updated Preliminary Notice of Meeting and Notice of Meeting forms. Continue reading “New Updated Preliminary Notice and Notice of Meeting Forms”
Starting on April 30, 2018, all new residential tenancies in condominiums commencing on or after this date must use a standardized Residential Tenancy Agreement (the “Agreement”). Continue reading “Mandatory Residential Tenancy Agreement Arriving for Residential Tenancies in Condominiums”
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 Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision of Omotayo v. Da Costa, the Court dealt with a motion by the condominium to dismiss the claim of Jacqueline Omotayo, against the condominium for failing to protect her from assault by a fellow meeting participant, Jose Da Costa (who was also a named defendant), at a board meeting. Continue reading “Condominium Not Liable for Assault at Board Meeting”
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.