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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

Superior housekeeping at Superior Court

Posted in Legislation & Regulation
Though the weather suggests otherwise, spring has finally sprung in Ontario. As many condo corporations begin their seasonal cleaning and maintenance routines, our courts are likewise gearing up for significant housekeeping. Recent changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure will automatically sweep away pending lawsuits brought in the Ontario Superior Court that are not moved… Continue Reading

Condo lien enforcement hits the highway

Posted in Legislation & Regulation
Until 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

Lincoln on lawyers

Posted in Living Together, News and Events
Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysberg Address, one of the most famous speeches in history.  It was given by Abraham Lincoln, one of the most extraordinary people to ever walk the earth. Before becoming President of the United States, Lincoln was a lawyer.   From his notes, we see that his thoughts on… Continue Reading