Condos Do Not (Always) Have to Disclose Sewer Backups in their Status Certificate

In a recent Ottawa case, the court had to determine whether the condominium corporation was responsible for the damage caused by repeated sewer backups originating from common elements, which damaged an owner’s unit basement. As unfortunate as the situation was for this unit owner, ultimately the court found that the condominium corporation was not responsible for these sewer backups or for the resulting damage. It also concluded that, in the present circumstances, the Corporation had no obligation to disclose the existence of past sewer backups in its status certificate.   Read the article……………


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