In a recent decision, Ontario’s Superior Court has upheld a condominium corporation’s COVID-19 policy. Continue reading “Court Upholds Corporation’s COVID-19 Policy”
Provisions that restrict the use and occupancy of the common elements, units, or assets of a condominium corporation can, generally speaking, be contained either in the declaration or in a rule. So, the questions that arise are: When is a rule sufficient? And when is an amendment to the declaration necessary? Continue reading “Declaration vs Rules”
In an earlier blog post this week, we mentioned that the repeal of the Green Energy Act on January 1, 2019, did away with the requirement for condominiums in Ontario to report their energy and water use.
Well…that was wishful thinking on our part unfortunately! Continue reading “Correction: Although the Green Energy Act is Repealed, Condominium Obligations to Report Energy and Water Use Remain”
There has been a lot of discussion recently about the Phase 1 amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998. Click here for Jim Davidson’s previous article in Condo Contact describing those changes. But what hasn’t received as much attention are some of the lesser known – but still important – amendments, which are as follows: Continue reading “Some Condo Act Phase I Amendment Tidbits”
In a previous blog, we mentioned that regulations under the Green Energy Act (the “Green Act”) will require some condominiums to report on their building’s energy and water consumption starting in 2019. In addition to this, some condominium corporations may also need to review their rules because of section 4 of the same Act.
Under section 4 of the Green Act, designated goods, services, and technologies meant to promote energy conservation will be allowed at condominiums even if a condominium by-law restricts it.