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Condominium Fees & Assistance

Posted By josh

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

Posted By josh

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

Posted By josh

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

Posted By josh

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/
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Common Element Modifications by Owners – The Role of the Board

Posted By josh

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

Posted By josh

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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Energy Efficiency Offerings

Posted By Karen King

Energy efficiency is always a hot topic. Now more than ever, there are programs targeted to our home and condo owners. The LED lighting perks are always one of Karen King & Associates Inc.’s favourites.
We have been asked about the currently energy savings programs

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New #Calgary #Condominium #Composting Requirement Effective November 1, 2017

Posted By Karen King

Calgary has made its new composting requirements official. Starting November 1, 2017, Calgary condominiums will be required to separate out food and yard waste and provide a collection program for this composting.
More specifically, the City of Calgary has the following requirements:

Provide on-site

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Secure Your Condo! Part 2 of 2 (For Condo Boards)

Posted By josh

For condo boards the onus is on you and your managers to maintain the integrity of the building. This goes beyond the bounds of routine maintenance and reserve fund projects. The following list contains several areas your condo board can focus on to heighten your security

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Secure Your Condo! Part 1 of 2 (For Owners and Residents)

Posted By josh

The cold weather setting in, paired with the hard economic year in Alberta, is causing crime to thrive. Since 2003 crime rates have been steadily trending down. In 2015 we saw the first upward swing in over a decade. The crime severity index states for

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