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 release of a costs decision by Justice Sheard of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has finally put an end to a very costly dispute between a condominium corporation and a difficult unit owner. Continue reading “Dispute Over Flower Box Leads to Expensive Litigation”
A recent Court decision provides excellent guidance, in my view, about the role of a meeting’s Chair – including the role of the Chair in terms of proxies. Continue reading “The Role Of The Meeting Chair”
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.