Real Estate

Condo boards can ban balcony barbecues: Mackey

Residents will struggle to challenge condo-imposed bans on balcony barbecuing, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey. Read more

Call to condo lawyer would have saved corporation time, money

A condominium management team that objected to a Jewish condo owner attaching a mezuzah to the doorframe of his residence highlights the importance of seeking legal advice before taking action, says Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb. Read more

First-time homebuyer program beneficial outside GTA: Samaroo

The federal government’s new homebuyers program could help many get that elusive dream home, but it’s not expected to have much of an effect on those living in high-priced urban centres like Toronto and Vancouver, says Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo. Read more

Assignment agreements with condos a tricky business

Assigning or “flipping” a condo unit is risky for both parties, so be sure to get legal advice from someone well-versed in this area of law, says Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner. Read more

Condo corporations can access units without owner approval

Owners cannot prevent condominium corporation representatives from entering their units if they are fulfilling the corporation’s duties under the Condominium Act and if reasonable advance notice has been given, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant. Read more

Diversity of condo law files keeps Hernandez focused

Toronto condominium lawyer Luis Hernandez isn’t afraid to give his clients the unvarnished truth. Read more

Introduction to condominiums: FAQs

Uncertainty abounds when it comes to condominium living — even as its popularity increases, says Mississauga real estate lawyer Jia Junaid. Read more

The history, implications of condo reform in Ontario

In many ways, the condominium industry was a victim of its own success, Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant tells #WeSpeakCondo. Read more

Condo corporations, start your charging stations

Condo boards have to be prepared to deal with requests from residents for charging stations as electric cars become more commonplace, says Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner. Read more

Condo boards struggle to deal with delinquent pet owners

Condominium boards have options to regulate pets, but requiring animal owners to pay an extra fee is not one of them, says Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb. Read more

How to deal with problem condo residents: Berkovitz

An amendment to Ontario’s Condominium Act outlining the legal test for requiring an owner to sell their unit, won’t make the process of removing an owner any easier for condo corporations, says Toronto condominium lawyer Joel Berkovitz . Read more

Condo resolution tribunal still a work in progress: Loeb

Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb says she is encouraged by the initial progress made by the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) but that it has the potential to do much more. Read more

Introduction to condominiums: the basics

Prospective homeowners should seek advice before leaping into the unique world of condominium ownership, says Mississauga real estate lawyer Jia Junaid. Read more

Disclosing prices in bidding wars may hurt homebuyers: Samaroo

An Ontario government proposal to allow realtors to disclose prices of other offers in bidding wars may cost homebuyers more in the long run, says Toronto real estate lawyer Sarita Samaroo. Read more

Changes needed to combat condo cancellations: Mackey

Legislative changes may be needed to stem the recent tide of cancellations of condo building constructions, says Toronto condominium lawyer Megan Mackey . Read more