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Noise complaints in condos : the perils of failing to enforce condo rules

February 4 2013 Property managers and condominium corporations should take noise complaints seriously or risk facing serious financial consequences. In a recent case…

Special assessments: insure your risk

September 9 2013 If the amounts in a reserve fund are inadequate to meet the expenditures, or if unforeseen circumstances bring forth an unexpected increase in the…

Bug infestations in condominiums

March 25 2013 Dealing with neighbors can be a frustrating aspect of condominium living - but what if your neighbors are tens of thousands of tiny bugs? A unit…

Keep your pants on - the morals clause in performer contracts

January 18 2012 How much room for innovation is there in the realm of the so-called "morals clause"? 

Condominium liable for failing to provide a parking space to a person with a disability

July 29 2013 We have previously written about the obligations the Ontario Human Rights Code places on condominium corporations. A recent decision of the Ontario…

Second-hand smoke in condominiums

February 3 2014 What are the responsibilities of a condominium corporation where second-hand smoke is emanating from one unit to another? Are there additional…

The role of legitimate expectations in reviewing Crown Prerogative

January 29 2014 A couple of recent Federal Court cases highlight the different roles that the doctrine of legitimate expectations plays in judicial review depending…

Another difficult condominium resident

January 28 2014 In a recent post, we blogged about an owner who had engaged in inappropriate and abusive behaviour. In another recently-reported case, Wentworth…

OSC proposes rule amendments regarding disclosure of women on boards and in senior management

January 28 2014 On January 16, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) released proposed amendments to enhance the disclosure of boards' gender diversity. The…

Special report on privacy & national security

January 28 2014 A special report entitled "Checks and Controls: Reinforcing Privacy Protection and Oversight of the Canadian Intelligence Community in an Era of…