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Canada Condominium (Strata) & HOA News

  • The dust won’t settle! (AB) June 20, 2024
    Big Lakes County has denied a request from Hilliard’s Bay Estates for council to provide dust control on the main gravel road leading to the residential community.  At its regular meeting May 22, council approved a recommendation by administration to reject the request to provide dust control on Township Rd. 752A between the turnoff to Shaw’s Point Resort and the estates’ first gate.   Read the article…………………………….
  • B.C. strata ordered to reduce heat pump fines June 20, 2024
    B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal has ordered a Richmond strata to remove most of the fines it levied against an owner after he installed a heat pump.  The case came down to whether there had been an agreement that the heat pump had been approved and a lack of quorum at a meeting of the council where the complainant was vice-president.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Comment: Condo owners face steep costs for potential future electrical needs (BC) June 16, 2024
    Condo owners who have water and heat provided by electricity, and no intention of adding an electric vehicle (EV) charging station are required to provide an electrical planning report (EPR) to see if their home can handle an electric water heater, a heat pump and EV charging stations. Failure to do so by the end of 2026 in the capital region means you will be unable to sell your home.     Read the article…………………………….
  • Condo owners facing large repair bill (ON) June 16, 2024
    Condo owners in Kanata are facing thousands of dollars in repair bills   Video news report……………………..
  • Condo Smarts: Recycling issue can be decided by council vote (BC) June 16, 2024
    Dear Tony: Does the strata council require the approval of the owners at a general meeting to expand our recycling and waste management? We are a large strata community over 200 units and have been approached to do fabric and clothing recycling. It would include carpeting from renovations and all types of fabrics, as well as clothing that can be repurposed. However, a council member has raised a number of objections to the recycling.    Read the Q&A………………………………..
  • Comment: Condo owners face steep costs for potential future electrical needs (BC) June 15, 2024
    Condo owners who have water and heat provided by electricity, and no intention of adding an electric vehicle (EV) charging station are required to provide an electrical planning report (EPR) to see if their home can handle an electric water heater, a heat pump and EV charging stations. Failure to do so by the end of 2026 in the capital region means you will be unable to sell your home.   Read the article…………………………….
  • BC strata rebuked for bad handling of neighbour’s noise complaints June 14, 2024
    A fight between two neighbours in a BC condo building escalated after one of them repeatedly complained about the screaming and shouting coming through the floors. Despite their efforts to take the issue to legal channels and order the upstairs neighbours to quiet down, it didn’t end exactly as they expected.   Read the article…………………………….

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Canada Condominium (Strata) & HOA Articles

  • HOAs and golf courses June 19, 2024
    Imagine living 10 minutes away from your favorite golf course. Not only could you sleep in a little bit later if you have an early tee time, but you could probably play multiple rounds in a single day. Plus, there won’t be any debate about who will be hosting weekend get-togethers. Your friends will happily make their way over to your place.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Barbeque In A Condominium: Here Are The Rules And Regulations To Respect (AB) June 15, 2024
    The owner of a real estate unit in a condominium who uses the barbecue causing smoke emissions has the duty to respect the tolerability limits established by the art. 844 of the Civil Code.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Proposed Expansion of Condominium Authority Tribunal Jurisdiction (ON) June 14, 2024
    The Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery recently announced that it is seeking feedback regarding proposed amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 which will expand the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (“CAT”) to include disputes regarding owners’ meetings.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Getting rid of amenities: Is it worth the trouble? June 12, 2024
    2024 has not delivered much financial relief. Money continues to be tight and everyone is feeling the pinch. Naturally, organizations are looking for new and creative ways to save or generate money, and governed communities are no different.  Condo and HOA members may be considering wealth-building initiatives including charging for visitor parking, upgrading to more energy-efficient lighting and power systems, or perhaps even getting rid of underused amenities.    Read the article…………………………….
  • A Condo Board’s Duty to Accommodate May 28, 2024
    Recent caselaw shows many condo boards and their members do not properly handle accommodation requests from tenant/owners on human rights grounds. In large part, these issues are also faced by landlords of non-condo multi-family buildings.   Read the article…………………………….
  • CAT Deals With Competing Needs Respecting a Water Feature (ON) May 13, 2024
    In a recent CAT case, one resident had installed a small water feature (a small portable one gallon fountain) in that resident’s backyard. The resident who had installed the water feature said that the water feature was installed to help create a therapeutic relaxing environment, needed because of a serious medical condition suffered by the resident. A neighbour, with an adjacent backyard and balcony, claimed that the water feature was causing her harm, due to the neighbour’s bladder condition.   Read ...
  • Uncovering Asbestos During Condo Refurbishment: Navigating Challenges and Options (ON) May 6, 2024
    Embarking on a major refurbishment project for a condominium is an exciting endeavor, promising revitalized spaces and enhanced living experiences for residents. However, amidst the renovation excitement, the discovery of asbestos can present a significant hurdle, requiring careful navigation and decisive action. Here, we explore the implications of finding asbestos during condo refurbishment, along with viable options for addressing this challenge.    Read the article…………………………….

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Canada Laws

Ontario Condominium Act

British Columbia Strata Property Act

Quebec – Divided Co-ownership of Immoveables

Alberta – Condominium Property Act

Saskatchewan – Condominium Property Act

Nova Scotia – Condominium Act

Manitoba – The Condominium Act

New Brunswick – Condominium Property Act

Prince Edward Island – Condominium Act

Labrador/Newfoundland – Condominium Act

 

Canada Condominium & HOA Resources

Canadian Condominium Institute – The Canadian Condominium Institute is the Voice of Condominium in Canada. It is a national, independent, non-profit organization dealing exclusively with condominium issues.

Ontario 

The Condominium Authority of Ontario

The Condo Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario

The Association  of Condominium Managers of Ontario

Resources for Condo Directors & Owners

Forms related to the Condominium Act

Condominium Dispute Resolution Model for Ontario

Toronto Condo News

 British Columbia

Strata Housing (BC Government site)

The Condominium Home Owners Association

Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association

The Condominium Owners Association of B.C.

Quebec

Condo Information Centre for Owners and Future Owners

Condo .ca

CondoBusiness

 Alberta

Condo Law for Albertans

Condo Owners Forum Society of Alberta

Condo Owners Council of Alberta

 

Remi Network – Condo Business

 

Canadian Condominium Blogs

Ontario Condo Law Blog

Condo Reporter

Michelle Kelly’s Condo Law Blog

 Lash Condo Law also has a number of publications for condominium information

Alwington Communities

Canadian Condominium Institute Videos

Videos can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQpWqdGEOZO-3U3lxSp-W1A

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