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Ministry seeks feedback on “Condo Guide”

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The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services intends to proclaim a “condominium guide” into force effective December 1, 2020 and it’s looking for input!
 
“The ministry will be providing the CAO with a table of contents for the condo guide that outlines some core

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Condominium Fees & Assistance

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In these times, many people find themselves out of work and possibly struggling to pay condominium contributions.
The condominium corporation still has to pay for services. These services – including building cleaning – are more important than ever right now, so condominium fees and schedules cannot

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Judge sides with Edmonton condo board in banning online short-term rentals

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A recent ruling in Alberta has confirmed that Condo boards can prevent owners from renting their units on short term rental web sites.
Judge sides with Edmonton condo board in banning online short-term rentals
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IBC tackles condominium insurance issue by hiring risk manager

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This article from Insurance Business discusses how difficult it is for condos to get insurance, and how BC is handling the issue:
https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/ca/news/breaking-news/ibc-tackles-condominium-insurance-issue-by-hiring-risk-manager-195959.aspx
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

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Condo Board Forces Leasing Through the Management Company

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Some interesting details about a rental situation where a condo requires owners to use a specific rental company to rent out their unit:
https://askmistercondo.com/costly-condo-leasing-restrictions/
Image by mastersenaiper from Pixabay

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Common Element Modifications by Owners – The Role of the Board

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A recent article discusses how an Ontario Court ruled on an issue of conflict when an owner wanted to combine two units into one, requiring modifying some common elements.
https://davidsoncondolaw.ca/common-element-modifications-by-owners-the-role-of-the-board/
Image by Andy Gries from Pixabay

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Breach of Condominium Rules: Things to Consider When Bringing a Compliance Application

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Check out this information about a recent judgement in Superior Court of Judgement in the case of a noise disturbance by a tenant:
Breach of Condominium Rules: Things to Consider When Bringing a Compliance Application

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General

Privacy and Your Condominium’s Common Areas

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The right to privacy in a Condominium’s Common Area is an interesting question that was addressed at the Ontario Appeals Court recently.

Read about it here and a more in-depth write up here.

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General

Prevent dangerous ice dams on your roof

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Water is fast becoming the largest threat to the comfort and financial strength of condominium buildings. There are thing you can do to minimize the dangers of water, especially as the temperatures are dropping.
Read more here.

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Fires Due to Cigarettes Extinguished in Pots

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With the frequency of fire losses in multi-family buildings this year, we wanted to send you information on the dangers of improper disposal of cigarettes in potting soil.
Please share this with your Managers, Boards, Owners and Tenants at all of your properties.
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