condo law


  • Condo ruling defends purchasers

    Condo ruling defends purchasers

    Feb 25, 2019

    The Ontario Superior Court of Justice decided that a couple was not in default in their agreement to purchase a condo, despite the vendor’s claim that they should not have their deposit returned.

  • Embracing change

    Jan 21, 2019

    This week, you may notice the print edition of Law Times looks a little different. We’ve launched a redesign of the newspaper, in order to enhance readability.

  • Changes to act mean work for lawyers

    Changes to act mean work for lawyers

    Jan 21, 2019

    Significant legislative changes governing Ontario’s condominium industry which began rolling out more than a year ago have created a greater degree of fairness, say condo lawyers.

  • Tribunal still dealing with records cases only

    Tribunal still dealing with records cases only

    Jan 21, 2019

    Ontario’s new Condominium Authority Tribunal has proven its usefulness in just over a year of existence in its limited capacity to deal with disputes over records, say lawyers.

  • Electronic voting could help with governance

    Electronic voting could help with governance

    Jan 21, 2019

    A newly acquired ability to introduce electronic voting to condominium meetings may ease the burden of achieving quorum at meetings and help in the governance of these communities, say lawyers.

  • No word when second phase of changes coming

    No word when second phase of changes coming

    Jan 21, 2019

    Lawyers are bracing for another wave of amendments to the Ontario Condominium Act, but there are questions about when they’ll be enacted and if the change in provincial government will alter the course of the previously laid plans.

  • Online tribunal underway to help with condo disputes

    Online tribunal underway to help with condo disputes

    Sep 3, 2018

    Condominium lawyers are waiting to see how the jurisdiction of the online Condominium Authority Tribunal expands, while mediators say online dispute resolution will become more common.

  • Condo corporation brings claim against firms

    Condo corporation brings claim against firms

    Apr 2, 2018

    A York condominium corporation is suing Miller Thomson LLP and Goodmans LLP for allegedly acting in a conflict of interest.

  • Precedent-setting costs award upheld

    Precedent-setting costs award upheld

    Mar 26, 2018

    Lawyers say a recent case, in which a deputy judge ordered an unsuccessful litigant to pay $21,000 in costs to a defendant who spent more than $158,000, exposes the inability of the Small Claims Court to impose high penalties on people who bring meritless litigation.

  • Condo tribunal won’t award costs to winning litigants

    Condo tribunal won’t award costs to winning litigants

    Jan 22, 2018

    The new Condominium Authority Tribunal — the province’s first of its kind launched last November — is designed to quickly resolve condominium disputes.

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