In November 2017, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (“CAT”) was born as Ontario’s first fully online tribunal. “How would we manage this weird new thing?” we thought.
What started as a records dispute venue has now evolved into a place for pets, vehicles and storage and, most recently, unreasonable nuisances, annoyances or disruptions.
With the growth of the subject matter, we also see a slow but promising trend in cost recovery. For a few years no costs were ordered for defending or bringing applications except in very, VERY rare circumstances.
The CAT can award costs up to $25,000.