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- January 20, 2016
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Investors in a stalled St. John’s condominium project are outraged that they haven’t received their money back, after years of waiting for condos that still haven’t been built.    Read the article………….

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- April 27, 2015
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Because the motion to Lay on the Table is not debatable, requires only a majority vote, and has high precedence, members are too often tempted to use it to kill the main motion. This is an improper use of the motion to Lay on the Table and an example of railroading (see Robert’s 210, 215–16). […]

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- April 24, 2015
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A case recently released provides a great summary of enforcement principles in condominiums. Briefly, it was an application by a group of owners against the condominium and one of the directors. The owners claimed that the condominium was not enforcing its single family residence restriction. There appears to have been a battle in the condominium […]

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- April 16, 2015
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No two painting projects are alike. Types and conditions of materials to be painted, complexity of architectural features, types and degree of weather exposures, impact of landscape features, and shade configurations all make a big difference in a well-conceived painting program. Even the purpose of painting can vary from one project to the next. Painting […]

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- April 13, 2015
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You know when you’re on the subway and the train stops in the tunnel and ten minutes later steam starts coming out of your ears because it looks like you will all be languishing there indefinitely? Sometimes it’s the lack of information that ticks us off. Sure, the conductor “communicates” with the straphangers, saying there […]

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- April 8, 2015
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Section 11-114 of the Maryland Condominium Act provides that Condominium Associations must maintain property insurance on the entire condominium including units, excepting improvements and betterments installed by the Unit Owner. Any deductible in the Master Policy is a common expense with one exception. The Association may recover up to $5,000 of its deductible from a […]

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- April 6, 2015
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Though the weather suggests otherwise, spring has finally sprung in Ontario. As many condo corporations begin their seasonal cleaning and maintenance routines, our courts are likewise gearing up for significant housekeeping.  Recent changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure will automatically sweep away pending lawsuits brought in the Ontario Superior Court that are not moved […]

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- April 4, 2015
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The residents of a condominium complex near Hornby and Beach have been told that having a medical marijuana dispensary in their building will mean the cancellation of the building’s insurance, one of the condo owners said Thursday.   Read more

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- April 2, 2015
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The Republican National Committee’s announcement that Cleveland would be the site for its 2016 Republican National Convention was great economic news for the City and its surrounding communities. The Convention is estimated to bring in more than 50,000 visitors to the area and the week-long event will require housing for those visitors.    Read more……….

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- April 2, 2015
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Rising claims for water damage in condo buildings and inadequate regulation have led insurance companies to refuse new clients or demand higher premiums for coverage, adding fuel to concerns about quality in Canada’s fastest-growing housing segment.  In March, Aviva Insurance Company of Canada stopped taking on new business from condo corporations in Quebec, citing rising […]

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- April 2, 2015
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The already expansive price gap between condos and detached housing in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) will continue to expand towards the end of the decade as new detached development is squeezed against the walls of the protected Greenbelt and overwhelmed by mature millennials looking for backyards.     Read more………

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- April 1, 2015
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Dear Tony: Our strata had the AGM in February. At that time we did not pass a budget because the owners were arguing about whether the budget could be amended or not. At the suggestion of the property manager, we adjourned the meeting with his instruction that the meeting would be reconvened as unfinished business […]

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- March 30, 2015
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When a residential subdivision is developed, it is common for the developer to record a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, Easements and Restrictions along with the subdivision plat. This Declaration addresses use restrictions that will govern the residents, as well as easements for their use and enjoyment of common areas such as ponds, private roads and […]

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- March 28, 2015
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Every time I am approached by condo buyers and owners alike, the most asked question is on the future of condominiums.  Practically speaking, condos will exist as a real-estate ownership option for as long as there are buyers willing to buy them — notwithstanding their inherent ownership related problems.     Read more………

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- March 27, 2015
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No matter whether you are a first time home buyer or veteran repeat purchaser chances are you have been mentally preparing for the deluge of paper that accompanies this major purchase. The sheer magnitude of documents is understandably overwhelming. Document after document is slid across the shiny, polished conference table in your attorney’s office   […]

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- March 26, 2015
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Dear Tony: Our strata has been struggling with the issue of determining how high our strata fees should be.  Since we received our depreciation report, our council has put pressure on the owners to increase contingency contributions, and our maintenance and inspection provisions as part of our budget. As a result we increased our strata […]

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- March 25, 2015
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We take so many things for granted as we go about our busy lives. One of them is the routine maintenance of our homes. Another is the effort required to manage our community associations and hold the property owners to a fair and equal standard.   Read more………

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