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Amending Condominium Bylaws or “Can I turn our gym into a Cat Café?”

One of the tasks that I encourage condominium board of directors to consider from time to time is the review of their Bylaws.  The Bylaws create the rules on how a condominium corporation is to be run but it is often neglected because boards…
SKRealEstateBlog Condominium Blog FI

And the Bill Just Keeps Getting Higher: Condo Fees and Legal Costs in SK

  When doing work for condominium corporations, one big obstacle in their decision making process is the legal costs associated with enforcing bylaws or collecting fees.  A big legal bill could result in an increase condominium fees,…
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Elections and Condominiums Corps: What Special Rules Affect your Condo?

Nothing brings out nastiness like a good ole’ election.  Sarcasm and personal attacks fill all sorts of communication from ads, debate, and mailouts. The tone seem set by the various political parties, and then party supporters echo talking…
SKRealEstateLaw Property Manager Blog FI

Condo Boards: Your Property Manager Should Not Be Your Lawyer

  I asdfj Don't get me wrong – I like Property Managers.   I work closely with some of them in the city. Many do great work, assist through challenging problems, manage difficult projects, and do it all on some pretty reasonable…
SKRealEstateLaw Age Restricted Blog FI

Age Restricted Condominiums in Saskatchewan

  Screaming and crying kids.  Late night parties.  Messy and disorganized common spaces.    There are a number of reasons that condominium purchasers would love to have an age restricted space that they could live in.  The…
SKRealEstateLaw Deficits Blog FI

Quick Primer on Reading Reserve Funds Studies - Deficits! Deficits! Deficits!

It shocks me how regularly I find underfunded reserve funds in condominiums. I don't mean that from a perspective that based on the depreciated value of the asset, in accordance with the assessment of experts, that condominiums do not have…
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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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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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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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“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…