Tag Archives: Condominium Reform

By-law Changes Cannot be Initiated by Owners

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  There were only two questions in this article, and I want to discuss one of them: QUESTION:  Unit owners in our condominium provided the board with a notice of motion requiring … Continue reading

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Reserve Fund Balance must be Disclosed

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  I want to discuss two of the questions raised. The first question is: QUESTION:  A number of us as unit owners have written to the board requesting the current amount of … Continue reading

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Proxies need to be Curtailed in Condominiums

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss some of the questions: QUESTION:We attempted using proxies to get enough votes to remove our condominium’s directors. But they fell a bit short, Now the board has introduced a … Continue reading

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Condominium Must Hold Annual Meeting

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss a couple of the questions: QUESTION:  Two of our three board members own six units in our 13-unit condominium and have a proxy from another owner. But the board … Continue reading

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Condominiums Need Facilities Agreement

Gerry Human has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s look at two of the questions asked: QUESTION:  Our townhouse condo has two condominium corporations and two boards of directors. But we don’t have an agreement setting out how we … Continue reading

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Acclamation is Reasonable in Condominiums

Gerry Hyman has another article for the Toronto Star.  Let’s discuss some of the questions raised: QUESTION: At our annual general meeting, an owner nominated himself as a candidate for the board. There was only one vacancy and no other … Continue reading

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Charges Must Be Reasonable

Gerry Hyman has a new article on condominiums.  So let’s discuss it: QUESTION:  The property manager for our 41-townhouse condo advised at our annual meeting that, following a written request, an owner could electronically receive the corporation’s monthly financial statements. … Continue reading

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Developer Must Pay Share of Maintenance Fees

Gerry Hyman has a new article about condominiums.  So lets discuss it: QUESTION:  Following registration of our condo, the developer appointed the first board of directors. The board then passed a resolution limiting the common expense contributions to be paid … Continue reading

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Condominim Act Review Stage 2

Canada’s Public Policy Forum has released it’s second stage review of Ontario’s Condominium Act.  I’d like to discuss a number of issues in the report: 1)  The report calls for mandatory testing for property managers.  This is a good step … Continue reading

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Making Condominiums Democratic

I’d like to discuss how to make condominiums democratic.  This can be handled easily, with easy amendments to the Condominium Act. Let’s discuss those changes: 1)      Limit or remove proxies.  While I would like to say that proxies should be … Continue reading

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