Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star. Let’s discuss a couple of the questions:
QUESTION: Our property manager wants all owners to sign for any correspondence received from the board or management. If an owner refuses to give an electronic signature — using a device installed for parcels delivered by Canada Post — the correspondence will not be delivered. There is no rule requiring owners to provide such signatures. Is this valid?
ANSWER: The correspondence could not include mailed letters as those will be delivered by Canada Post to the owners — management must not interfere with those deliveries.
A decision to withhold correspondence not signed for must be made by the board, and not by management. It would not be in the board’s interest if correspondence, such as a requirement that an owner comply with the rules, is not received by the owner.
If the correspondence is notice of an owners’ meeting, that meeting will not be properly called if some of the owners do not receive notice.