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”
A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal (in the case of Noguera v. Muskoka Condominium Corporation No. 22) confirms the lower Court’s ruling on the role of a condominium Board when dealing with an owner’s request to make a change to the common elements. Continue reading “Common Element Modifications by Owners – The Role of the Board”
We reported previously on the City’s new fee structure, cautioning that the new tiered approach might be bad news for condominiums (click here to access our previous blog).
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”
When a condominium corporation makes a “change” – which essentially is something that goes beyond maintenance and/or repair – involvement of the owners may be required under Section 97 of the Condominium Act.
But the required involvement of the owners (in relation to a change) also depends upon the estimated cost of the change.