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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…
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How High Should My Condominium Fees Be?

“$450 bucks a month for my condominium fees? How is that even possible?  My best friend has a condo that is the same size, and pays $200 a month!  Someone has to be mismanaging money.” When clients come into my office to review condominium…
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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…
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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…
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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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Condo Boards - No Need to Crack Knee Caps for Past Due Accounts.

An issue that I find myself regularly educating condominium boards about is the process of collecting condominium fees from owners in arrears.  These boards often struggle with the 'bad guy' role of collecting delinquent accounts - having…
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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…