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42 minutes | a month ago
Episode 11 - Condo Crunch 1 - Condo Board Responsibilities
This is a recording of our first Condo Crunch Webinar that took place on April 8, 2021. The webinar talked about Condo Board Responsibilities with speakers Jim Davidson, Mohiminol Khandaker, and David Lu. Nancy Houle kept the speakers in line as the moderator. Links to items that Jim mentions in his presentation: 1. Matters that involve owner involvement: https://dhacondolaw.ca/condo-law-news/follow-up-to-condo-crunch-matters-that-require-owner-involvement/ 2. Case dealing with Bad Faith, Ballingall v CCC 111: https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2015/2015onsc2484/2015onsc2484.pdf 3. Case stating that Board Members generally not personally liable for their actions as Board Members, Matlock v OCSCC 815: https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2021/2021onsc390/2021onsc390.pdf The noise case that Mohiminol mentions, Mohamoud v Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 25: https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onca/doc/2021/2021onca191/2021onca191.pdf
39 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 10: webinar - answers to questions about upcoming issues in the Ontario condo world
This is a recording of a webinar recorded on February 25, 2021. We dealt with questions such as: COVID policies and the idea of screening individuals at condominiums, amending a condominium's governing documents, difficult owners/hoarding, upcoming condominium act amendments, and more. The blog with the questions and answers that were dealt with when the technical difficulties occured is here: https://dhacondolaw.ca/condo-law-news/dha-qa-condo-communications/
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 9 - Compliance Applications
What happens if condo residents are not complying with a condominium's governing documents or the Condominium Act? Nicole & David provides a general overview of this very broad topic, all within the lens of a recent condo compliance matter in BC that found its way onto the mainstream media. The published decisions on Canlii (as of date of publishing this episode) regarding the proceeding between The Owners, Strata Plan VR 812 and Emily Yu are: 2017 BCCRT 82, 2018 BCSC 2439, 2019 BCSC 693, 2019 BCSC 2340. As indicated in the episode, we will touch on the topics of costs and mediation/arbitration in future episodes!
15 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 8 - Decision making by owners
We're back with another episode of Condopedia. Jim talks with David about what decisions require owners' involvement under Ontario Condominium Law.
63 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 7 - A Holiday Q & A with DHA
This is a recording of a Q&A session that the lawyers of DHA conducted on December 18, 2020.Timestamp of questions are as follows:Smoking infiltration/migration - Victoria: 5:01Noise - Melinda: 11:40Enforcement - Mohiminol: 16:12Meeting/Voting & Financial Statements - Cheryll 23:29Reserve Funds - Jim: 26:46"Difficult" Residents - Emily: 31:03Fees for rental units - Nicole: 37:11Liens - Jessica - 39:46Updating Declarations - Jim: 44:20Playing Christmas music in the PA/Announcement system - David: 50:26Corporate Records - Christy: 55:54Wishing everyone a happy holidays from all of us at DHA
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 6 - A quick update on COVID-19 issues at Ontario Condominiums
Our firm's most recently minted lawyer, Mo Khandaker, speaks with David about some latest developments on COVID-19 issues at condominiums. Mo is one of our resident experts on COVID-19 related condo issues. The two predominant topics are: what to do with amenities and dealing with owners meetings. You can find more info on Mo here: https://davidsoncondolaw.ca/lawyers/mohiminol-khandaker/
29 minutes | 9 months ago
Its all about Sharing - A brief history and overview of Ontario Condominium Law with Jim Davidson
In this first "regular" episode of Condopedia, David has a conversation with partner Jim Davidson on the history of Condo Law in Ontario. What were some of the major changes? What was the logic behind the existence of condominiums in the first place? Why condominiums have grown so much in recent years? We talk about all of that. Plus a story from Jim about an event involving a police officer and a battering ram on condominium premises. You can find more info about Jim here: https://davidsoncondolaw.ca/lawyers/jim-davidson/
60 minutes | a year ago
Episode 4 - Conducting Virtual Meetings during these physical distancing times
In our latest episode, we provide some practical tips on conducting virtual owner's meetings while physical distancing restrictions remain in effect. We review two options that are currently top of mind: one - using GetQuorum and Zoom together, two - just using Zoom. Near the end of the episode, we also answer a question about whether it is now okay for owners to be doing renovation/construction work at their units. Lastly, this episode is available on Youtube as a video as we shared some tips through share screen, so be sure to check that out as well!All content is for information purposes only and is not legal advice or opinion.
69 minutes | a year ago
Episode 3 - Covid 19 and Condominiums, another Q&A
Our firm conducted an earlier Q&A session on Covid-19 and Condominiums on March 27, 2020. Again, all of our lawyers spoke and Nancy kept us all in check. A broad outline of the episode is as follows: Introductory remarks by Jim, overall theme and issues to consider during this time - 3:01Financial issues: what should the Board do with requests for condo/parking fee deferments? - Cheryll at 13:53Status Certificates: Should there be a "blanket" statement included on them? - Cheryll at 17:57Deliveries: What should the condominium do about deliveries? - Victoria at 22:05Quarantine and Self Isolation: Can a condominium police mandated self-isolation? - Christy at 25:32Volunteers: What should condominiums do with volunteer initiatives during this time? - David at 36:15 Reporting and Communicating: Should a board notify residents if there is a positive case in the building? - Emily at 43:41Maintenance and Repair: Should annual fire inspections be conducted during this time? - Melinda at 47:42Guests: should they be allowed in condo buildings? - Mo at 55:55Q&A specific questionsWhat should the protocol be should there be a fire emergency required during the Covid-19 situation? - 1:00:39Would real estate agents be considered an essential service? - 1:02:38What about move-ins and move-outs? - 1:03:35Is perimeter fencing considered essential work? - 1:05:43All content is for information purposes only and is not legal advice or opinion.
65 minutes | a year ago
Episode 2 - Q&A session on COVID-19 issues at Condominiums
In this episode, we talk about COVID-19 issues at Condominiums. Hear from all of our lawyers on a wide variety of questions. Nancy keeps us all in check as the chairperson. For specific sections, please see below:Maintenance and Landscaping - Melinda at 5:58,Contracts and payments - Jessica at 16:09,Renovations, common elements - Emily at 22:07, Renovations, units - Victoria at 27:32,Limits on disclosure of medical information - David at 32:37,Electronic meetings - Jim at 37:46,Closure/removal of amenities - Mo at 47:00,Status Certificates - Cheryll at 51:43,Enforcement issues - Christy at 56:20All content is for information purposes only and is not legal advice or opinion.
5 minutes | a year ago
Episode 1 - Introduction to Condopedia
In this very first introductory episode, your host David provides an overview of what this podcast is all about, delves very briefly into what Condominium Law is, and briefly mentions some fun stories that will be shared in future episodes.
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