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Category Archives: Declaration, By-Laws & Rules

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Owners cannot requisition by-law amendments

Posted in Declaration, By-Laws & Rules, Governance
While the Condominium Act, 1998 permits owners to requisition meetings for certain business and for informational purposes, there are limits on what can be accomplished using this process. Some owners at one of our smaller condo corporation clients recently submitted a requisition to amend the corporation’s general by-law to increase the size of the board… Continue Reading

Watch Out: Developers limiting their liability for building defects

Posted in Buying and Selling, Case Studies, Construction Deficiencies, Declaration, By-Laws & Rules
As the buying frenzy for new condos continues, a growing trend threatens to leave purchasers poorly protected against construction deficiencies.   Purchasers and their lawyers should pay attention. In recent years, some developers’ agreements of purchase and sale for new units began including limits on the developers’ warranties for those units.   But that wording would usually… Continue Reading

Look before leaping — read the condo rules first!

Posted in Buying and Selling, Declaration, By-Laws & Rules
In a recent entry on the Toronto Neighbourhoods and Real Estate blog Move Smartly, lawyer Rachel Loizos offers some wise advice for prospective condo purchasers:   "Before you commit to purchasing a condo unit, make sure you have reviewed the rules." She then lists the rules that most commonly affect purchasers and goes on to say:… Continue Reading