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COVID-19

April, 9 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Davidson Houle Allen LLP

UPDATE – COVID-19: Are Lawn Maintenance Services Essential in Ontario?

As such, we’ve updated our blog (with new information highlighted in red) to help property mangers and Boards assess whether their landscaping work should proceed.


 
COVID-19

April, 9 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Emily Deng - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not an Excuse

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, released on April 2, 2020, highlights the Court’s message to the legal profession that while in-person hearings have been suspended, where it is fair and in the interest of justice to move forward by other means, the parties should do so. To that end, the Court of Appeal sent parties who had an upcoming appeal a notice setting out various options


 
COVID-19

April, 8 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Victoria Craine - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

2020 Ontario Court Decision Respecting Non-Urgent Repairs during COVID

Last week, the Ontario Superior Court considered whether to prevent third party contractors from entering a condominium building to complete non-urgent repair work during the COVID-19 pandemic.


 
COVID-19

April, 6 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Melinda Andrews - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19: Ontario Government Publishes Revised List of Essential Services

The Ontario Government has recently expanded business closures and limited the list of essential services that are allowed to continue providing services at the moment


 
Insurance Issues

April, 6 2020 - Published by CCI National

Changes to Insurance Deductibles for Condominiums

Important Insurance Changes You Need to Know - Effective January 1, 2020, condominium corporations will be able to seek recovery of the deductible portion of the corporation's insurance claim (up to a maximum of $50,000) from an owner for damages that originate from the owner's unit or privacy area. Edmonton lawyer, Todd Shipley (Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP), explains this change.


 
COVID-19

April, 2 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19 FAQ – Issue #3: How Should Moves and Unit Showings Be Handled?

As the province enters another week of social distancing and self-isolation, many condominium Managers and Boards may be wondering how the approach to certain building operations should be changed to ensure public health and safety.


 
COVID-19

March, 31 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Elia Associates

COVID-19: Signage and Posters

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, condominium corporations should consider:

- Posting signage to alert unit owners of any signs and symptoms of acute respiratory illness,
- Display posters promoting hand-washing and respiratory hygiene.

The attached signs can be displayed at home and in condos for a better understanding of steps to take to limit the spread of COVID-19.


 
COVID-19

March, 31 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Cheryll Wood - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19: City of Ottawa Enforcement Measures

Over past couple of days, the Ontario Government implemented additional measures under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (“EMCPA”) to help stop the spread of COVID-19. These measures include restricting gatherings of more than 5 people and closing parks and equipment.


 
COVID-19

March, 30 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Sonja Hodis

Why a Condo Should Not Refund or Provide Relief from Payment of Common Expense Fees during COVID 19 crisis

Over the course of the last few weeks many condo corporations have been asking whether they can defer owner’s common expense fee (CEF) payments or provide any sort of relief to owners who are not able to pay their CEF as a result of the COVID 19 crisis. They have also asked whether they can refund CEF paid if amenities have been closed.

The short answer is NO. Why?


 
COVID-19

March, 30 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): James Davidson - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19: Some General Thoughts for Condo Boards

These are exceptional, critical times for condominium corporations. Condominiums are at the very heart of the COVID-19 crisis, because they are potential “hot spots” for the transmission of the virus. What does this mean for condominium Boards and their Managers? What is their overall obligation at this critical time?


 
COVID-19

March, 25 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19 FAQ – Issue #2: How Will Building Operations Be Affected?

By now, many will have seen the Ontario government’s published list of “Essential Businesses” which will be permitted to remain open over the next 14 days and likely beyond (also check out our previous blog post on this topic). While this may provide some guidance regarding the availability of condominium management and maintenance services, we hope to answer some further questions on everyday building operations in this blog post.


 
COVID-19

March, 25 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Victoria Craine - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

Prohibiting Short-Term Tenancies During the COVID-19 Crisis

There is no question that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be very contagious, and that widespread community transmission is now happening. This is a concern in a condominium community, where residents are living in close proximity and are sharing common element areas with others.


 
COVID-19

March, 24 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Melinda Andrews - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

What Does the Shut Down of Non-Essential Services Mean for Condos?

The Ontario Government has ordered a mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective as of Tuesday March 24th at 11:59 pm. The closure will be in effect for 14 days, with the possibility of an extension if needed.


 
COVID-19

March, 24 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Christy Allen - Davidson Houle Allen LLP

COVID-19: The Impact on the Tarion Claim Process in Ontario

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on daily life in Ontario, Tarion has responded by acknowledging the potential impact the crisis may have on the ability of condominiums to complete their performance audits, and by committing to review situations where such delay may occur on a case by case basis. While Tarion is not confirming that deadlines applicable to the filing of any performance audits will necessarily


 
COVID-19

March, 23 2020 - Published by CCI National - Author(s): Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 11: How Could The Closure Of Non-Essential Businesses Affect Condominium Corporations?

All non-essential businesses in the Province of Ontario have been ordered to close by the Premier effective 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2020, for the next 14 days and potentially longer if the order is extended. On Tuesday, March 23, 2020, details regarding what businesses will be permitted to stay open will be announced by the Premier.


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