There is no question that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be very contagious, and that widespread community transmission is now happening. This is a concern in a condominium community, where residents are living in close proximity and are sharing common element areas with others. This concern is particularly heightened in condominium communities experiencing a high turnover rate of short-term renters coming and going from the properties (and therefore increasing the chance of community transmission). Continue reading “Prohibiting Short-Term Tenancies During the COVID-19 Crisis”
As of November 1, 2019, the Government of Ontario commenced a new Ontario Electricity Rebate in order to improve transparency and accountability within the energy sector. The new rebate will appear on hydro bills as a single line item, which will replace the former 8% rebate and rate reduction that was built into the price of electricity. Continue reading “Important Deadlines for Condominiums to Continue to Receive the New Ontario Electricity Rebate”
The City of Ottawa is considering taking steps to regulate short-term rentals. Short-term rentals are a significant concern in many residential communities, including residential condominiums. Continue reading “The City of Ottawa Wants Your Opinion on the Proposed Short-Term Rental Regulations”
In the aftermath of the 2017 amendments to the Condominium Act, we are all likely well familiar with the updated notice requirements for meetings:
- A notice of meeting must be given at least 15 days prior to the date of the meeting of owners; and
- In addition, a preliminary notice must be given at least 20 days prior to the notice of meeting going out.
So, ultimately the preliminary notice must be given at least 35 days prior to the scheduled date for the meeting of owners. Continue reading “Do Notice Requirements Apply to Turnover Meetings?”
There are two important deadlines coming up at the end of March for those working in the condominium industry. Continue reading “The Extended Deadlines for Condominium Manager Applications and Condominium Returns are Fast Approaching!”