The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has recently launched a public consultation on a proposal to expand the scope of disputes that can be heard by the Condominium Authority Tribunal of Ontario (CAT). The CAT, set up in November 2017, currently has the power to hear and adjudicate certain condominium-related disputes, namely disputes pertaining to the retention and access to records held by condominium corporations under Section 55 of the Condominium Act, 1998. Continue reading “The Government is Considering Bringing Changes to the CAT”
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).
The Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) has confirmed that owners are not entitled to see the email addresses of other owners.
In two Condominium Authority Tribunal decisions released in November, financial penalties of $500.00 were imposed on the condominium corporations involved for their failure to produce records that the Tribunal felt should have been provided to the owners. Continue reading “The Cost of Failing to Produce Records”
The new Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) has now been “up and running” – so far dealing only with records disputes under Section 55 of the Condominium Act, 1998 – for just over a year. How does it seem to be working?
Subject to some concerns and reservations – expressed below – I think the new process is excellent, and CAT is doing a fine job. Continue reading “CAT – The First Year”