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Tag Archives: condo liens

Lien registration is lawyers’ work

Posted in Case Studies, Financial Issues, Legislation & Regulation
A recent small claims court decision signals the end of condo management firms preparing, registering and discharging condominium liens in-house. Page v. Maple Ridge Community Management Ltd., 2017 CanLII 21772 began when a unit owner at YCC 34 failed to pay a special assessment in time. YCC 34’s management firm, Maple Ridge, used its in-house paralegal employee… Continue Reading

Condo lien enforcement hits the highway

Posted in Legislation & Regulation
Source: Ontario Ministry of the Attorney GeneralUntil now, mortgagees could commence their enforcement lawsuits anywhere in Ontario they pleased, regardless of where the mortgaged property is located. That option is now gone. On March 31, 2015, rule 13.1.01 of the Rules of Civil Procedure is amended by adding the following new subrule (3): Mortgage Claims (3) In the case of an originating… Continue Reading

Policy prescription for pain-free collections

Posted in Financial Issues, Governance
Some of the most uncomfortable conversations that condo directors, managers and lawyers have with unit owners take place when owners cannot afford the monthly common expenses for their unit. While it is natural to show compassion to someone in trouble, significant problems and potential liabilities arise by delaying prompt collection action. Ontario condominium corporations have… Continue Reading