Condo Law at Fine & Deo

Fine & Deo is located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.  Our firm has twelve Toronto Condo Lawyers practicing in all areas of Condominium Law. We 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.



Condo Law BLOG

Status Certificates

Time February 28, 2014 User Jonathan Fine Email Print Comment 0 Comments Share Link

Status certificates are dealt with in s. 76 of the Condominium Act, 1998 which is a consumer protection statute.  The purpose of a status certificate (for a purchaser) is so that the purchaser can make an informed purchase decision.  The reason that this is important to a purchaser is that condominium unit owners are personally liable for the debts and liabilities of a condominium corporation.  Therefore, the purchaser wants to ensure that he/she is not purchasing an existing or known liability.  The effect of giving a status certificate is that the status certificate is binding on the condominium corporation with respect to the information it contains or is deemed to contain as of the date it is given.



Tarion Is Not the Only Warranty Stream

Time November 27, 2013 Email Print Comment 0 Comments Share Link

By Mario D. Deo and Joseph W. Ryan

The responsibilities taken on by the board of directors of a new condominium are considerable, cannot be underestimated and are often overwhelming.

For example, in the condominium corporation’s first year, the board has to deal with myriad issues, such as: getting communications with unit owners up and running; ensuring that all of the documents that the developer is required to deliver are, in fact, delivered in accordance with turnover requirements; reviewing all service contracts affecting the condominium corporation to determine whether the corporation will resort to remedies available under the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) for relief from those contracts. Those are but a few examples.

However, perhaps the most important of all of those issues that must be dealt with is the necessity to identify and address construction deficiencies at the condominium, and the corporation’s owner-elected board is invariably confronted, early on after turnover, with the steps that must be taken by the corporation to audit and assess those construction deficiencies.



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Law & Order: Special Condo Unit - Enforcement

On October 10, 2013, we invite you to join us for our breakfast seminar "Law & Order:  Special Condo Unit - Enforcement".  Discussions at this seminar will touch on many aspects of enforcement, including the enforcement process, the obligation to enforce, Human Rights issues, legislative changes, cost consequences and recent cases.

For more information and to register, please click here.


Fine & Deo Fifth Annual Invitational Golf Tournament

The Fine & Deo Invitational Golf Tournament is held annually at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club as a tribute to our business associates in the condominium industry.

This year's tournament took place on July 15, 2013 and was a resounding success.  Congratulations go out to this year's tournament champions - Mark Shaffelburg, Paul Melady, Mike Mullen and Lynne Cipin.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.