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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

The Insurance Myth

Subrogation and deductibles and standard units – oh my! The language used in insurance policies can be even stranger than being in Oz; but once you draw back the curtain, you can see that the magic isn’t all that complicated after all.

With the changes coming to the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”), specifically those changes coming to Section 105, there has been a flurry of activity on Boards to enact insurance deductible by-laws before the ability to do so is taken away.[1] Hand in hand with this activity has been a renewed dialogue between Owners and Boards regarding just what exactly is covered by the condominium corporation and what Owners need to take care of themselves. 

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NEWS: Marc Bhalla appeared on Zoomer Radio's Family on Air program

July 10, 2017

Marc Bhalla  appeared on Zoomer Radio's Family on Air radio broadcast on Sunday, July 2nd. 

The show, hosted by Ari Kaplan, focused on Neighbourhood Noise and Marc spoke to his experience with condominium mediation.

You can hear Marc's participation in this radio show at the 19:12 mark in the podcast recording of the episode, available below.

Please click here for more information about the Family on Air radio show.

 

 


 
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