The Government Is Requesting Feedback on Changes to the Condo Act

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is planning certain amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998. In order to better understand how these changes will affect the general public and various stakeholders in the condominium industry (including unit owners, condominium corporations, and the Condominium Authority of Ontario), the government is holding a consultation and welcoming feedback on the proposal until March 10, 2020. Continue reading “The Government Is Requesting Feedback on Changes to the Condo Act”

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The Introduction of Nuisance & the Expansion of the CAT: Should Further Amendments Be Considered?

As many our readers will know from our previous blog post, the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has recently proposed bringing changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”). The proposal, if approved, would proclaim into force a new section 117 of the Act and amend two regulations under the Act (namely, Regulation 48/01 and Regulation 179/17). In addition to changes to the legislation, the government’s proposal would also significantly expand the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT). Continue reading “The Introduction of Nuisance & the Expansion of the CAT: Should Further Amendments Be Considered?”

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Alberta Court Orders Removal of Dog from Condominium

In a recent decision, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench ruled that a couple would be required to relocate their dog out of their condominium unit. This case raises some interesting questions on the enforcement of pet provisions in condominium by-laws and rules, and on the need for service animals to be trained and certified. Continue reading “Alberta Court Orders Removal of Dog from Condominium”

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