Join us this Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the ACMO/CCI Eastern Ontario Annual Ottawa Condo Conference and Trade Show at the Ottawa Conference and Events Centre, 200 Coventry Road! Continue reading “See the DHA team at the 2019 Ottawa ACMO/CCIEO Condo Conference!”
Section 53 of the Condominium Management Services Act [CMSA] has caused a lot of confusion since being enacted. As our readers know, it prohibits a licensee, i.e. a condominium manager, from soliciting proxies in certain circumstances.
However, many people in the condominium industry have interpreted this section to mean that condominium managers cannot be involved in preparing, organizing, or collecting proxies anymore – let alone soliciting them. But, that’s not quite right. Continue reading “Soliciting Proxies: Can Condominium Managers Do It?”
If you’re an Ottawa resident, you probably know that the City of Ottawa’s water rate structure changed as of April 1, 2019. Continue reading “Watch Your Water Bill for the New Water Rate Structure”
In some cases, condominium owners may have “additional units” (such as parking units and/or storage units) in addition to the owner’s “main unit.” When issuing a status certificate in such cases, it may be helpful to remember the following points: Continue reading “A Reminder About Status Certificates and Different Types of Units”
In the 2016 criminal law case, R v Brewster, the police had entered the common elements of various different condominiums – sometimes with permission from the board or management, and sometimes without permission. In three cases, the police had also installed surveillance cameras on the common elements, with permission either from the board or management. These steps were taken (at least initially) without any police warrant. Continue reading “Privacy and the Common Elements: Are Police Surveillance Cameras Allowed on Condominium Property?”