May, 9 2020 - Published by CCI National
One of CCI’s greatest strengths is its vast and national wide access to resources. On May 7, 2020, CCI National hosted its first national webinar with speakers from all CCI chapters across the Country. Our speakers shared their knowledge, practical tips and insights into issues that are affecting owners, directors, property managers and professionals dealing with condos during the COVID 19 pandemic. [Read More]
Following up to her discussion during the National Webinar on COVID 19 held on May 7, 2020, Michele Farley provides a written summary of her comments made during the webinar regarding fire safety.
Over the last several weeks, the Federal government has made several announcements regarding financial assistance programs that have been made available to corporations and individuals. You are probably wondering whether your condominium corporation is eligible for any of these. The answer is – maybe.
April, 21 2020 - Published by CCI National
Condominium legislation in Alberta has seen significant changes that took effect on January 1, 2020. In this series of 10 videos from our presentation held in January, we cover:
Bylaws & Rules
Service of Documents, General Meetings & Proxies
Fines & Sanctions
Chargebacks & Caveats
Reserve Funds, Rental Deposits & Borrowing
Q & A from the audience [Read More]
Following up to her discussion during the CCI National Webinar held on May 7, 2020, Laurie provides a written summary of the Ministerial Order dated April 9, 2020 that the Alberta government issued to address specific issues facing condos.
April, 13 2020 - Published by CCI National
Our series of six videos covers the financial options of borrowing for condominium corporations. Edmonton lawyer, Todd Shipley (Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP), explains all aspects of this topic; Introduction, Legislation, Rationale, Types of Borrowing, Process and ending with Q & A from audience.
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.
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
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.
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
April, 6 2020 - Published by CCI National
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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