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 Continue reading “Correction: Although the Green Energy Act is Repealed, Condominium Obligations to Report Energy and Water Use Remain”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?”
We previously blogged about the new Construction Act and how individual unit owners who are selling can now obtain a court order vacating the lien(s) to their specific unit. But what about the timelines for construction liens and the holdback requirements? Continue reading “Changes to Lien periods Under the New Construction Act”
During major common element construction projects, condominium corporations often hire a general contractor to oversee the project. Typically, the general contractor would then hire sub-contractors. Over the course of the project, the condominium corporation makes periodic payments to the general contractor, who then makes the payments to the sub-contractors.
However, what happens if the general contractor suddenly abandons the project and does not pay the sub-contractors?
Continue reading “The Effect Of The New Construction Act On Condominiums In Ontario”