What Would I Change About the 2017 Amendments to the Condominium Act and Regulations?

At the 2019 Ottawa Condominium Conference (put on by CCI Eastern Ontario and ACMO), I was proud to participate as a member of the Legal Panel session.  One of the questions that the panel members were asked was as follows:  If you could, what would you change about the 2017 Amendments to the Condominium Act and Regulations?  Here was my answer: Continue reading “What Would I Change About the 2017 Amendments to the Condominium Act and Regulations?”

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What If an Owner Doesn’t Have Proper Reasons for Requesting a Record?

The amended Act [Section 13.3 (1) of Regulation 48/01] now says that owners, purchasers and mortgagees (or their duly authorized agents) can now see records provided their request is solely related to that person’s interests as an owner, a purchaser or a mortgagee of a unit, as the case may be, having regard to the purposes of the Act.

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Email Messages Are Not Condominium Records

In the case of Yeung v. MTCC 1136, the Applicant owner in the condominium applied to CAT for access to email correspondence relating to the condominium corporation’s renewal of a gas contract. The email correspondence in question was referenced in Board minutes. The Tribunal held that the email correspondence was not part of the corporation’s records (and the owner was accordingly not entitled to see the emails).

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