The Ontario government has just announced that it will be increasing the maximum claim limit for the Small Claims Court to $35,000, effective January 1, 2020. As our readers may know, the current claim limit at the Small Claims Court is set at $25,000.
In some instances where a condominium has a shared facility (shared with another party), the condominium developer enters into a Shared Facilities Agreement before the condominium corporation is declared. The Agreement then appears on title to each unit at the condominium with the intention that the Condominium Corporation would assume the contractual obligations even though it was never a signatory to the Agreement.
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 Continue reading “Correction: Although the Green Energy Act is Repealed, Condominium Obligations to Report Energy and Water Use Remain”
With the Condominium Authority Tribunal (“CAT”) just recently turning a year old, we are beginning to see more and more CAT decisions being released. As the jurisdiction of this tribunal is expected to increase, we also expect an increasing number of condominium disputes to be resolved through this online dispute resolution process.
However, what happens if one disagrees with a decision from the CAT? Is there a way to appeal a decision from the CAT? Continue reading “Appealing Decisions From the Condominium Authority Tribunal”
We recently represented a client in a case involving a building scheme. In Chapadeau v Devlin et. al, 2018 ONSC 6456, a dispute arose between the Applicants (who are owner-residents) and their Co-Tenancy Association (the “Association”) regarding exterior alterations undertaken by the Applicants to their unit’s rooftop deck in 2016. Continue reading “What Are Building Schemes and How Do They Work?”