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.
October 3, 2016 - The City of Montreal recently conducted a survey with nearly 22 500 people. It dealt with divided and undivided co-ownerships on the island. To conduct this survey, le Service de mise en valeur du territoire (the Territory Development Service) commissioned the SOM research firm.
August 22, 2016 - A recent judgment rendered in Montreal by Justice Gérard Dugré, of the Superior Court, casts uncertainty on the capacity of enforcing a prohibition to rent a condo ( for the short-term) in a co-ownership.
August 24, 2016 - A Toronto radio (680 News) recently spoke of a dog left unattended on a condo balcony. The animal was left there for over three hours, while the outside temperature was around 37 degrees Celsius. Concerned about the welfare of the dog, a close neighbor called the police.August 24, 2016 - A Toronto radio (680 News) recently spoke of a dog left unattended on a condo balcony. The animal was left there for over three hours, while the outside temperature was around 37 degrees Celsius. Concerned about the welfare of the dog, a close neighbor called the police.
August 17, 2016 - The borough of Plateau Mont-Royal does not trifle with illegal apartment rentals. It recently hired detectives to track down offenders renting their units in the short term using sites such as Airbnb.
June 29, 2016 - A first Quebec-wide survey on the condo fees of divided units has just been unveiled. Prepared by the Fédération des chambres immobilières du Québec (FCIQ) (Québec Federation of Real Estate Boards) it compared the costs (in condo fees) of the co-owners of the various Metropolitan Census Areas (MCA). The survey compiled real estate transactions recorded on the Centris system, from May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016.