The local, national and international newswires have been packed with great condo-related items in recent weeks. Here are some of the best that we’ve tweeted about.
Condominium Act needs overhaul, critics say: http://bit.ly/kwDQFb
Looking for a no-kids condo? Keep dreaming. InsideHalton article: In search of quiet. http://bit.ly/kt9YLZ
"Are too many condominiums being built in Toronto?" Anxiety, as condo sales hit record high – Moneyville.ca – http://bit.ly/mpHoF4
Condo garbage piles stinking mess, says councillor – Brantford Expositor – http://bit.ly/pUzW7g
Chronic shoddy construction continues. Calgary condo owners await solutions to long, soggy saga. http://bit.ly/k3q1RD
Canadian Condominium Institute setting up chapter to help folks meet New Brunswick condo boom. http://bit.ly/k2KqUN
Manitoba announces changes to Condo Act. Province to strengthen rights of condo buyers, existing owners. http://bit.ly/kE6jQP
Condo owners need their own advocacy group – http://bit.ly/kSnkhG > I’m not convinced an owners group could match CCI’s proven track record.
Quebeckers mopping up a decade of shoddy condo construction. Gazette: Condos built to crumble http://bit.ly/lp66Ej
Report calls for more protection for buyers of converted condos – Winnipeg Free Press: http://bit.ly/k73Rcz
Good on Halifax for ensuring compliance with their codes! Condo developer fined for jumping the gun – http://bit.ly/mUnq7K
Shoddy workmanship blamed as Calgary condo owners crippled by huge repair bills http://bit.ly/kXoHoC > City now sued, province under fire.
Condo crisis – CTV Calgary http://bit.ly/kSYWaH More on shoddy condos and gov’t failure to protect purchasers.
U.S. / WORLD / INTERGALACTIC NEWS
Naked driver crashes truck through condo, say police | SeacoastOnline.com http://bit.ly/luOm4q
Update on yesterday’s news: Naked man who crashed truck into condo felt there was an emergency – http://bit.ly/iqtA6b
County sues on behalf of Chihuahua owner’s right to live in condo –http://bit.ly/mEXg3V – New term: "Emotional service animal." Puh-lease.
Turtle Bay crane collapse developers file $100M malpractice suit vs. their lawyers | The Real Deal, NY – http://bit.ly/mC95EL
Condo bd liable for delaying nearby development. Court: Doctors delayed project – The Boston Globe http://bo.st/kQ0EUS
Caped ‘evaders’ – Condo board vs. ‘delinquent’ duo –http://nyp.st/kT8n1b >> I love the costumes!
Florida county to sue condo for refusing Canadian dad’s purchase of vacation unit (because of his 3 young kids) –http://sunsent.nl/jTKsNq
Pamela Anderson Sued for Ex-Boyfriend’s Condo Failure – FoxNews.com http://fxn.ws/lKlyw6 (Yes, that’s "condo" failure.)
Pamela Anderson responds to condo lawsuit | Examiner.com – http://exm.nr/lUxBmj
"Don’t screw with the view." NJ condo owners win $4M for developer’s broken promise of "breathtaking" views – http://nyp.st/j7klDS
North Miami’s Condo Catastrophe – BusinessWeek http://buswk.co/livYqf
FL Court: Condo prez to pay $400K over false invoices rendered on unit reno job he did as unlicensed contractor – http://sunsent.nl/ntc1Qv
Dim-Witted Homeowners Association Finally Sees the Light. http://lexne.ws/3fq
Condo Commandos on Mars? Why Is This Man Smiling? http://bit.ly/ktM4qf
GMA IN THE NEWS
RT @GMALaw: GMA’s Warren Ragoonanan quoted in Law Times article on online business contracts, page 9 of the June 6, 2011 edition.
"Green Legislation and Condos" — Useful article by GMA’s Andrea Krywonis published in this month’s Condo Business. http://fb.me/YfrqClA7