Ontario’s new home warranty program – Tarion – is governed by the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and certain Regulations (the “Warranty Act”). Under the Warranty Act, a warranty claimant with an unresolved claim must request conciliation (with Tarion) within a specified time limit. If the claimant does not do so, the claimant is “deemed to have withdrawn its claim.”
So, if a claimant hopes to continue its claim under the Warranty Act process, it is exceptionally important not to miss the “conciliation request deadline.” Continue reading “Tarion and the Dangers of the Conciliation Deadline”
In an earlier blog post this week, we mentioned that the repeal of the Green Energy Act on January 1, 2019, did away with the requirement for condominiums in Ontario to report their energy and water use.
Well…that was wishful thinking on our part unfortunately! Continue reading “Correction: Although the Green Energy Act is Repealed, Condominium Obligations to Report Energy and Water Use Remain”
Lawyers, Guns & Money – With Jim Davidson
On January 23, 2019 at the Hellenic Community Centre, Jim Davidson will be one of the speakers at the Canadian Condominium Institute – Eastern Ontario Chapter’s ‘Lawyers, Guns & Money’ seminar, reviewing the year’s noteworthy condominium court decisions. Continue reading “Catch Jim Davidson at CCI-EO’s Lawyers, Guns, & Money Event”
The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) has just announced that it will be reducing the amount of the annual assessments that condominium corporations are required to pay for the 2019-2020 year by 25% (from $1 per month to $0.75 per month). Continue reading “CAO Reduces Annual Assessment Amounts For Condominium Corporations”
The amended Condominium Act, 1998 allows condominium corporations to pass a by-law authorizing owners to attend meetings electronically and/or vote electronically. But what exactly does this permit? For instance, can the by-law allow owners to vote at any time (not necessarily during the holding of the meeting)? And can the voting be done without using a proxy? Continue reading “Electronic Meeting Attendance and Voting: What is Permitted?”