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.
For the purposes of the Fire Code, the condominium corporation is essentially a co-owner of the unit. In addition, a condominium corporation is obligated to take reasonable steps to ensure that unit owners comply with the Fire Code; which may include conducting an annual inspection on the fire alarm systems within a condominium building. Continue reading “An Update on Annual Fire Code Testing”
In some instances where a condominium has a shared facility (shared with another party), the condominium developer enters into a Shared Facilities Agreement before the condominium corporation is declared. The Agreement then appears on title to each unit at the condominium with the intention that the Condominium Corporation would assume the contractual obligations even though it was never a signatory to the Agreement.