October 2017

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  • Condo Budget Surplus; Every condo corporation has them.  How to best use them.
  • Reserve Fund Math, Special Assessments and Status Certificates; Liability and cost of an incorrect Status Certificate
  • Smoking Policy Reflecting Medical Marijuana
  • Special Assessment vs. Condo Loans
  • Traits of an Effective Condo Manager
  • Family Friendly Condos
  • Meeting Minutes Matter
  • Future of Airbnb in Toronto
  • Registration of Toronto Airbnb Properties
  • Failure to Register a Lien
  • Common Area Improvements
  • Mixing Retail with Residential
  • Disabled Parking Space Confusion
  • Accommodating Service Animal Requests
  • Don’t Hit Send – Avoiding Communication Confusion
  • Status Certificate Errors – Who is responsible
  • Good Condo Board Practices
  • Lessons from a First-Time Condo Owner

September 2017

  • 0% Condo Fee Increase; The cost of achieving a 0% condo fee increase for one condo corporation
  • Aging in Place; Condo living changes what is needed to help people live in their home
  • Are Gifts to Directors Bribes
  • Term Limits for Condo Directors

August 2017

  • Investigation into Condo Board Elections; Condo election fraud is avoidable
  • What Lawyers want Condo Boards to Know; Not-so-secret tips for working with lawyers
  • Condo Management Lessons from Goodwill; How not to manage a non-profit condo corporation
  • Condo Smoking Wars; Understanding both perspectives

July 2017

  • Feeding the Pigeons; Pigeons damage buildings and resident relations
  • Accessibility Requirements for Condo Buildings; Intended for safety, they make a condo more marketable and increase sales
  • Managing In-Suite Renovations; “When owning a condo, renovations require a different approach to avoid complications”
  • Special Assessment or Borrow for Needed Funds; Alternatives to special assessments

June 2017

  • Condo Rent Controls; “The most likely impact will be on the election and composition of condo boards.”
  • Broken Elevators at Crisis Point; “A shortage of trained elevator technicians means that elevators are out of service for extended periods of time while waiting for what can be the simplest of repairs.”
  • Property Management Companies must Remain Competitive; “Property management firms are expected to handle everything that comes at them”
  • Reaching a State of Crisis – Could you handle a $30,000 Special Assessment

May 2017

  • The Condo Tax is Here; “… condo owners will soon be required to pay a monthly tax so that the government can provide this better education.”
  • Spring Cleaning for Condominium Corporations; More than a general tidying up is needed to keep condo corporations running smoothly
  • Preventative Maintenance Checklist; Ten condo vendors team up to provide a comprehensive list
  • Reaching a State of Crisis – Could you handle a $30,000 Special Assessment

April 2017

  • Condo Fees too low for 90% of Condo Corporations; Ontario has no rules to determine if condo fees are adequate
  • The Unreal World of Condo Living; ” … revolving door of directors making impractical promises is an ineffective way to manage”
  • The Danger of Free Legal Advice

March 2017

  • Condo Corporation Management – Harder than it seems
  • Licensing Condominium Managers

February 2017

  • How does YOUR Condo Budget Stack Up – Utilities can account for 40% of all expenditures
  • When Condo Disputes go Online– As use of online communications increase, problems may escalate

January 2017

  • Transformation of Yonge Street – Condo living continues to transform Yonge St.
  • Niagara Falls’ Contribution to Condo Living – Niagara Falls’ electricity crucial to Toronto condo living