The sixth annual CCI-EO/ACMO Conference is taking place on Saturday, June 9 at the Ottawa Conference and Events Centre at 200 Coventry Road. Continue reading “Catch Our Lawyers at the CCI-EO/ACMO Conference!”
The ACMO/CCI-EO organizing committee is already hard at work putting together the ACMO/CCI-EO 6th Annual Spring Conference.
In preparation for this event, the organizing committee would be grateful if our readers could please take 1 minute to complete this survey. The survey will help the committee tailor the event to best meet your needs.
November 10 marks the start of the two day ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference, happening at the Toronto Congress Centre.
If you are at the conference, be sure to catch Jim Davidson and Nancy Houle, who will both be speaking at the Conference:
- Nancy Houle will be a panel member during session 3C, “A Professional Too Expensive? Try an Amateur!” at 4:00 pm on Friday afternoon
- Jim Davidson will be a panel member during the Closing Session “Case Law Update” at 1:30 pm on Saturday afternoon
As many of our readers know, last night was the Annual General Meeting for the Canadian Condominium Institute – Eastern Ontario Chapter. We are pleased that Nancy Houle, partner with our firm, will have the opportunity to continue to service the condominium community as a member of the Board of the Canadian Condominium Institute – Eastern Ontario Chapter.
With so many changes to the legislation governing condominiums happening in the coming months, the Canadian Condominium Institute is an instrumental player in engaging and educating the eastern Ontario condominium community. Congratulations to the newly constituted Board!
At the CCI-EO Annual General Meeting last night, the following question was asked: “What happens if a condominium doesn’t register with the Condominium Authority of Ontario?” We realized this morning that the question was not answered, so we wanted to post a quick blog to answer the question.
As you know, the changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 have created the Condominium Authority of Ontario (“CAO”). All condominium corporations in Ontario must register with the CAO and pay assessments by December 31, 2017. [Note: Check out our previous blogs for more information about the requirement to register and the proposed fees. Also, please refer to the CAO website for additional information.]
If your condominium corporation does not register or registers, but does not pay its fees, there are two main consequences:
• The Registrar may make a compliance order against the condominium corporation [Notice of this Order must be given to Owners]; and
• The condominium corporation will not be capable of maintaining a proceeding before the Condominium Authority Tribunal or a proceeding in a court in Ontario except with leave of the Court.
These consequences are severe and can have a wide range of implications for condominium corporations. For example:
• It could affect an insurer’s right to assert a subrogated claim;
• It can affect the marketability of the condominium corporation; and
• It can affect the condominium corporation’s ability to manage the affairs of the corporation.
In addition to the foregoing, condominium corporations must make additional filings with the Registrar including various returns. If the condominium corporation is not registered, and thereby does not file its returns, it can be subject to late fees.
In our view, it makes the most practical sense to ensure you register.
In order to register, your condominium corporation needs a unique code. If your condominium has not yet received a unique invitation code, contact the CAO at email@example.com.
Stay tuned to Condo Law News for more blogs about amendments to the Condominium Act and upcoming events .