October 25, 2017 -- Unpaid condo fees worry the co-owners who end up being saddled with them, as the syndicate of co-owners' of Place St. Laurent in Rimouski is well aware .It had to resort to the Superior Court to claim its due.
September 29, 2017 - Condolegal.com recently announced that the Ontario government established a condominium authority, (Condominium Authority of Ontario -CAO). Among the new measures adopted, it will impose mandatory training for co-ownership directors under the Protecting Condominium Owners Act.
Over the next two months, the CAO will be proposing four director training on-line pilot projects, divided into four components:
September 13, 2017 - The upcoming cannabis legalization is the object of a growing co-ownerships controversy. Neighborhood disturbances are likely to increase, as tobacco smoking already generates several co-owners conflicts, due to second-hand smoke migrating from one unit to another in some buildings.
Lawyer Sébastien Fiset believes that if pot is legalized for recreational purposes in Canada, the Québec Tobacco Control Act should apply. But would a syndicate succeed in prohibiting its use in the private portions of a co-ownership? Quebec case law tells us that this has already happened with smoking.
July 6, 2017 - Ontario condominium legislation is far ahead of Quebec. The Condominium Owners Protection Act, 2015, substantially enhanced the Condominium Act, 1998, .It includes the creation of a condominium authority, being the equivalent of a co-ownership Board. This authority will officially enter into service on February 1, 2018.
May 15, 2017 - Co-ownerships comprising 60 units or more will henceforth have at their disposal a parcel locker, secured and installed in the co-ownership entrance hall. Parcels may be kept therein during the absence of a co-owner, who will no longer have to go out to collect a delivery not handed over by the postman when there is nobody home.
February 15, 2017 - Ontario will bring into force on July 1, 2017 some of the revisions contemplated to the Condominium Act, 1998, which will be replaced by the Protecting Condominium Owners Act (PCO).
These major changes are the result of extensive citizen’s consultation by the Ontario government from 2012 to 2014 in its review of the Condominium Act and of other comments and opinions.
January 3, 2017 – War stories about water infiltration in co-ownerships continue to be the talk of the town. They are now one of the classic misadventures experienced by thousands of Quebec co-owners.
The name of Natalia Viktevskaia, the co-owner of a condo purchased on plan in 2007 in Saint-Hubert, was added to a long list of victims for whom the condo experience went wrong. "Such cases, there has been thousands of them in Quebec," confirms Emeritus lawyer Yves Joli-Coeur, the general secretary of the RGCQ.