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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
     
 

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NEWS: Upcoming Events

May 18, 2016

The CONDOCENTRIC team is pleased to be participating in the following events in late May and early June 2016...

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Condominiums Are an Economic Engine for Ontario

The last 7-10 years has shown a dramatic increase in the number of condominiums in the Province of Ontario. It does not take any scientific data to realize how many cranes there are in the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto has even surpassed some of the major US cities in terms of construction projects.

What does this mean in terms of where we go as an economy in Ontario? Ontario historically relied on manufacturing and more refining the service sector. However, with the rise in the costs of labour, the overall costs of manufacturing in the province has gone up, which means that manufacturing has been on the steady decline for the last two decades. So, condominiums represent a great opportunity for the Ontario economy. We are transitioning into being a service province not a manufacturing industry. This may or may not be good in the long run. But today it is valuable for all of us because it allows us to create more jobs domestically.

As we have always said a condominium is a micro government economy, it is a macro view of the world on multiple levels, on policy levels, on political levels and on a business level on a microscale. From my discussion with property managers in the industry, the following are the types of industries that are engaged by condominiums:

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