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August 22, 2019 Jonathan H. Fine

Obtaining an ex parte restraining order in a compliance application

Assume that a resident of the condominium corporation has acted in a dangerous manner to the extent that people are fearful as a result.  The ...

August 21, 2019 Jonathan H. Fine

Fine & Deo obtains cost award in CAT proceedings

The usual rule in a Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) proceeding is that the successful party will not obtain an order for costs unless there ar...

January 23, 2019 Jonathan H. Fine

The Standard Of Care For Condominium Repairs: Reasonable Or Perfect?

In MTCC 985 v. Chaney and Mackay 2015 ONSC 7124, two Toronto condo unit owners complained about cigar smoke infiltrating their unit.  One issu...

January 23, 2019

The Standard Of Care For Condominium Repairs: Reasonable Or Perfect?

In MTCC 985 v. Chaney and Mackay 2015 ONSC 7124, two Toronto condo unit owners complained about cigar smoke infiltrating their unit.  One issu...

January 08, 2019 Jonathan H. Fine

Oppression In Condominium Law

The concept of what amounts to the legal concept of “oppression” is widely misunderstood.  In a nutshell, oppression means the unf...

December 18, 2018 Jonathan H. Fine

Attempts To Intimidate An Opposing Litigant Can Be Costly: Sometimes You Have To Take The Money And Run

In 1658410 Ontario Inc. (Advance Repairs & Maintenance) v. Great Gulf (Dundas) Ltd., 2018 ONSC 4537, Jonathan Fine of Fine & Deo acted for ...

December 06, 2018 Jonathan H. Fine

A Condominium Corporation’s Records Are Still Not Necessarily An Open Book

Michal Lahrkamp (a Toronto condominium unit owner) lost a condominium law case in a 12-day trial in Ontario Small Claims Court against a condominiu...

December 23, 2015 Jonathan H. Fine and Dalia Yonadam

The Ten Most Important Condominium Cases For 2015

1. MTCC No. 985 v. Cheney; MacKay v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corp. No. 985 Part 1 In a previous case involving the transference of ci...

December 05, 2014 Jonathan H. Fine

Running Corporate Meetings

Many condominium corporations’ Annual General Meetings run very smoothly, according to script, and are completed quite successfully in less t...

August 20, 2014 Jonathan H. Fine

Proxies and Privacy

A proxy is a person who attends and participates in a meeting of the owners of a condominium corporation, on behalf of a unit owner. The document g...

May 23, 2014 Jonathan H. Fine

Disaster Planning - Is Your Condominium Corporation Prepared If Disaster Strikes?

The world’s climate is changing and the effects of these changes are evident as we face disturbing fluctuations in temperatures, melting glac...

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May 14, 2014 Jonathan H. Fine

How to be a Great Condominium Property Manager

The following list is meant to be an overview to help get you set-up as a property manager at your first condominium corporation. This list is not ...

February 28, 2014 Jonathan H. Fine

Status Certificates

Status certificates are dealt with in s. 76 of the Condominium Act, 1998 which is a consumer protection statute.  The purpose of a status cer...

October 05, 2012 Jonathan H. Fine

Justice David M. Brown Finds That Manzoor Moorshed Khan Orchestrated a Massive Fraud

MTCC 710 v. Khan et al Most readers will be aware that several condominium corporations in the Toronto area were allegedly defrauded of millions o...

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May 24, 2012 Jonathan H. Fine
Posted in condominium act

Should We Consult Our Lawyer? Good News and Bad News

The bad news is that as a director, you may be liable to the other owners for poor decision making if the condominium corporation suffers a loss...

May 10, 2012 Jonathan H. Fine
Posted in Condo Litigation

Communication: Be Smart and Err on the Side of Caution

In a lawsuit, a condominium corporation, like any other party, is obliged to produce to the other side, any relevant “documents”, wh...

May 03, 2012 Jonathan H. Fine
Posted in General Interest

Social Media: Condominium Corporations Must Protect Their Cyberspace

The improper use of social media can cause unnecessary legal problems and can tarnish the reputation of a condominium corporation. Preventio...

January 15, 2010 Jonathan H. Fine
Posted in condominium act

Amend the Condominium Act, 1998 to Avoid the Creation of Tenements

Just as life as we know it started as a “primordial stew”, the Government of Ontario has concocted its own version of a condominium ...

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