Condo Law at Fine & Deo

Fine & Deo is located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.  Our firm has twelve Toronto Condo Lawyers, who represent over 1000 condominium corporations located throughout Ontario.  Our reputation, depth of knowledge, and quality of service is acknowledged throughout the condominium industry.  Our Lien Department guarantees same day registration of requests received by 3:00 p.m. - click to access our Condo Lien Instruction Form.

As a leading Canadian condominium law firm, we are experts in all areas of condo law.  Fine & Deo is the original boutique Ontario condo law firm comprised of lawyers dedicated exclusively to servicing the needs of condominium boards and corporations.  Our Ontario condo lawyers' innovative approach and use of technology ensures we are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of each client.  We provide prompt, experienced and cost-effective service to our clients located throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and southern Ontario including Vaughan, Barrie, Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton, Kitchener/Waterloo, London, Kingston and Ottawa.



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Disclosure Within Status Certificate

Time January 19, 2015 User Marco Graziani Email Print Comment 0 Comments Share Link

The disclosure within a status certificate must be accurate as at the date and time it is issued.  Care should be taken with the disclosure provided throughout and in particular Paragraph 12 of the prescribed form.  Paragraph 12 requires the condominium corporation to address “potential” increases to the common expenses to the unit.   As a result, it need not be a for certain increase.  If the corporation (i.e. the board or management) is aware of any item/situation that has the potential to increase the common expenses for the unit, then proper disclosure of same should be made under Paragraph 12 of the status certificate.  To do otherwise may preclude the condominium corporation from collecting the potential increase, in the event it becomes necessary to do so in the future.



Thou shalt not resolve by email

Time December 12, 2014 User Mario Deo Email Print Comment 0 Comments Share Link

We all love email.  It is convenient.  It is in writing.  It is instant.  However, “decisions” made by board members via email, are not legally effective, and accordingly cannot be characterized as official decisions of the corporation.  Only decisions made at duly convened board meetings are valid, binding, and official decisions of the board.



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Bill 106 - 2nd Reading

On September 15, 2015, Mario Deo was pleased to attend Queen's Park in Toronto for the second reading of Bill 106 - Protecting Condominium Owners Act.  Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Hon. David Orazietti, personally introduced Mario Deo to the gallery as a representive of the Canadian Condominium Institute.



Fine & Deo is pleased to have been the Partner sponsor of this year's ACMO/CCI-T Condo Conference, which was held November 7 & 8, 2014, at the Toronto Congress Centre.