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New Oppression Remedy in Condos - what does it mean?

The recent proclamation of amendments to the Condominium Property Act, 1993 has created a new remedy for individuals and entities who interact with condominium corporations.  Section 99.2 of the Act states as follows:99.2(1) An owner, a…
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CCI - South Saskatchewan Presentation - Changes to the Condominium Property Act and Regulations

I was asked to provide a presentation on September 2, 2014 on the changes to the Saskatchewan Condominium Property Act and Regulations.  While there was additional information that I presented and questions answered, I was asked by a number…
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Condo Case Law Summary: Special Assessments - They Suck, but Pay Them.

Every once in a while, it’s nice to see a little reminder about those cases that drive you nuts.  For condominiums, my area of frustration is special assessments.  Those terrible situations where owners have to come up with a huge…
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Condo Case Law Update: Code of Conducts and Leaky Pipes

Two interesting decisions coming out of court of appeals in Canada involving condominiums being published this week.  The first looks at bylaws imposed on directors of condominium corporations, and the second involved the scope of a waiver…
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Disclosure Document Reviews are a MUST in new Condos

Realtors - get your clients to read disclosure packages on new condos.  Even better, get their lawyers to read it for them and advise them.  A recent case out of Ontario highlights the need for such an exercise.  Many thanks to…
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Top 5 "To Dos" for Condo Boards given Changes to SK Condo Laws

Boards and Property Managers - the changes to the Condo Property Act and Regs have happened - what should you do?(1) Call your Insurance Agent - The Act mandated a number of new insurance requirements.  Most notably, the Act required that…
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Major Changes to Condominium Legislation in Saskatchewan

Effective June 16, 2014 a number of changes are going to be made to the Condominium Property Regulations, and a number of existing changes to the Condominium Property Act are going to be proclaimed, and put into effect.  The amendments…
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“This is MY spot” or “How a Parking Spot Cost a Condo Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars…”.

With a little bit of clarity in the law in BC in how to deal with recalcitrant owners, it is not surprising that we may see more of these applications dealing with the removal and forced sale of condos. What will be shocking is the conduct of…
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Smoke Free Condos? What do you think?

A few years ago, the issue of smoke free condominium units was a hot button topic.  Seemingly at a time when spaces for smokers were declining, legislation was introduced to restrict smoking in the common areas of the condominium, and 3…
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Condominium Fee Collection

When doing real estate files, I have seen a number of estoppel certificates that show substantial arrears, but are not protected by the lien allowed for under the Condominium Property Act.  There are good reasons for boards to mechanically…