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”
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has made recent regulatory proposals to support the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”). Among the changes resulting from the proposals is the transfer of responsibility for 19 forms under the Act from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO). These 19 forms are some of the most frequently used by condominium corporations and owners. Under the proposal, the CAO would be responsible for making the forms available on its website and for making any necessary updates to the forms, subject to Ministry approval. Continue reading “Delegation of Condo Act Forms to the CAO May Be Coming Soon!”
At the 2019 Ottawa Condominium Conference (put on by CCI Eastern Ontario and ACMO), I was proud to participate as a member of the Legal Panel session. One of the questions that the panel members were asked was as follows: If you could, what would you change about the 2017 Amendments to the Condominium Act and Regulations? Here was my answer: Continue reading “What Would I Change About the 2017 Amendments to the Condominium Act and Regulations?”
The amended Act [Section 13.3 (1) of Regulation 48/01] now says that owners, purchasers and mortgagees (or their duly authorized agents) can now see records provided their request is solely related to that person’s interests as an owner, a purchaser or a mortgagee of a unit, as the case may be, having regard to the purposes of the Act.
Can a condominium corporation hold a unit owner financially responsible for legal proceedings initiated against the corporation by his/her tenant, even in cases where the owner did not authorize the lawsuit? In the recent case York Condominium Corporation No. 187 v. Sandhu, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice answered this question in the affirmative.