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Condominium Law

Condominium corporations in Ontario are unique statutory creatures that must run with economic efficiency within the Condominium Act, 1998 while maintaining community standards.  Our goal is to use our years of expertise as condominium law lawyers to help you achieve that goal efficiently.  Condominiums are like the fourth level of government – ask us why!

As condominium law lawyers, we have worked for years in developing processes to support the operation of an efficient condominium from the legal side.  Why is the legal side so important? Condominium corporations only exist as a result of the laws set out in the Condominium Act, 1998.  Thus, a correct interpretation of the Act is key to understanding how a condominium is required to function day-to-day.  Our practice has given us a breadth of experience so that we can deal with both standard day-to-day matters (such as collection of 100 cents on the dollar for common expense arrears) and a variety of unique situations.  Our condominium law lawyers can also provide corporate advice on contractual arrangements, including those with your property management company and other service providers such as landscaping companies, cleaning companies, and waste removal companies.

In the area of condominium law, we offer:

  • Declaration, By-law and Rule interpretation, amendment and enforcement
  • Comprehensive and customized common expense collection services
  • Construction deficiency and TARION advice for new condominiums
  • Policy and procedure development, including information management and enforcement policies
  • Complete negotiation, ADR and civil litigation services
  • Support for unit owners' and directors' meetings 
  • Educational seminars, including director education and property management legal update
     
 

Latest Articles

Marc Bhalla interviewed by CBC News about short-term rentals

June 20, 2017

Marc Bhalla was interviewed by CBC News for a story presented on last night's evening news.  

The focus of the news report surrounded the proposed regulations being contemplated by the City of Toronto in respect of short-term rental operations.

Marc spoke to each condominium's governing documents (Declaration, By-laws and Rules) complementing any forthcoming regulations by setting out if and how short-term rental operations can be carried out within each individual community.  He encouraged anyone interested in taking part in such operations to review the unique documents of their community in advance of doing so and noted that condominium corporations have a responsibility to ensure that community members comply with the law and the condominium's governing documents.

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NEWS: Patricia Elia and Marc Bhalla speaking in Fredericton

June 1, 2017

Patricia Elia and Marc Bhalla will be taking part in a presentation hosted by the New Brunswick chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute.

As the session - Understanding Condo Conflict INSIDE OUT - Patricia and Marc will join Sonja Hodis in presenting an interactive seminar that delves into the mindsets involved in condominium conflict.

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