Ontario Lifts Restrictions on Work Related to Condominiums

On May 14th, the provincial government announced that Ontario will move into “Stage 1 of Phase 2” of the framework to reopen the province and ease the COVID-19 restrictions. Phase 2 will be rolled out in stages and Stage 1 is expected to begin on May 19, 2020, assuming that the public health trends continue to improve. Continue reading “Ontario Lifts Restrictions on Work Related to Condominiums”

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COVID-19: The City of Ottawa Will Permit Certain Landscaping Activities

In our previous blog about lawn maintenance and landscaping services, we advised that such services should be postponed unless the Board is confident that the work is strictly necessary to address a dangerous or urgent condition (to be assessed on a case-by-case basis). Following up on this issue, the City of Ottawa has today released a Notice advising that certain property maintenance and landscaping activities will be deemed essential and will be permitted as of May 1, 2020. Continue reading “COVID-19: The City of Ottawa Will Permit Certain Landscaping Activities”

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UPDATE – COVID-19: Are Lawn Maintenance Services Essential?

UPDATE – April 9, 2020: We originally posted the blog below on April 7, 2020 to respond to many questions we received about landscaping services. Since then we have received updated information from property managers reporting on their experience working with contractors and the City of Ottawa to assess whether landscaping services are essential right now. Continue reading “UPDATE – COVID-19: Are Lawn Maintenance Services Essential?”

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Think About Preparing a Chart of Repair and Maintenance Responsibilities

In some condominiums, it can be tricky to decipher the division of responsibilities between the owners and the corporation – particularly when it comes to repair and maintenance of electrical and mechanical features (like HVAC equipment, fans, ducting, plumbing, wiring, electrical panels, etc.). Continue reading “Think About Preparing a Chart of Repair and Maintenance Responsibilities”

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