Perils of Refusing to Mediate

Section 132(4) of the Condominium Act (the “Act”) provides that every declaration shall be deemed to contain a provision that the corporation and owners agree to submit a disagreement with respect to the declaration, by-laws or rules to mediation and arbitration....

Updated Ontario Condo Guide Available

There’s more to buying a condominium than finding the right unit in the right location. Many first-time condo purchasers do not really understand what condo living entails and how this may affect their lifestyle. The Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services has just...

Accommodating a Disabled Condominium Unit Owner

The Ontario Human Rights Code provides protections and rights to persons with disabilities. Where a condominium resident provides sufficient evidence that he or she suffers from a disability attracting the protection of the Human Rights Code, then a condominium...

Fort Lauderdale Condo Bans Smoking Inside Units

The Sun Sentinel (in Florida) recently reported that a new condominium project being developed in the Fort Lauderdale area (Aqua Vita Las Olas) will ban smoking in  the condominium units. This condominium is a proposed  luxury condominium that will consist of only two...