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Feb 25, 2016 | Article

Accommodating accessibility requests in condos

As published on February 25, 2016 in CondoBusiness. New condominium corporations are almost always equipped with adequate accessibility. Howe...

Dec 23, 2015 | Article
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 cigar ...

Aug 4, 2015 | Article

The Legalities of Live-in Caregivers in Condos

As published on August 4, 2015 in CondoBusiness. What single-family dwelling provisions mean for seniors who require full-time assistance The ...

Jun 1, 2014 | Article
Michael D. Pascu

Using Committees: Great Idea or Not?

As published in the Summer 2014 edition of CM Magazine.  Introduction Many corporations avoid using committees because of the perception that ...

Apr 1, 2014 | Article

A Simple Guide to Police in Condos

As published in the ​Spring 2014 edition of CondoVoice Magazine.   How to respond when the police seek access to or information from a c...

Dec 1, 2013 | Article
Mario D. Deo

Condozilla....Really?

The Condo Game: Intense and Negative As published in the Winter 2013 edition of CondoVoice Magazine. On November 21, 2013, the CBC program &l...

Sep 2, 2013 | Article
Dalia Yonadam

Breaking Bad! Meth Labs Pose a Miriad of Threats to the Safety of your Condominium

Industrial units located in rural areas or abandoned lots in the middle of nowhere are no longer commonplace for the manufacturing of methamphetami...

Feb 15, 2013 | Article
Jonathan H. Fine

Fraud Prevention Procedures Lacking

Most of us have seen legal agreements that have many clauses that seem unnecessary. Every one of these agreements evolved as new clauses were adde...

Jun 1, 2012 | Article
Jonathan H. Fine

Legal Issues of Managing Aging Buildings

As published in the Summer 2012 edition of CM Magazine. THERE ARE six important concerns with managing aging buildings, all of which are relat...

Mar 1, 2012 | Article

Successor Building Service Provider - Bill 7

Co-authored and published in the Spring 2012 edition of CondoVoice Magazine. Bill 7, which amended the Employment Standards Act of Ontario (t...

Nov 1, 2011 | Article
Julia Lurye

Canadian Securities System: in Desperate Need of a Reform

As published on November 1 2011 in Policy Options. Unlike other industrialized countries, Canada does not have a national securities regulato...

Oct 5, 2011 | Article
Chetan Phull

U.S. Anti-Suit Injunctions in Support of International Arbitration: Five Questions American Courts Ask

 As published in the Journal of International Arbitration, 2011 Abstract: International arbitration is an increasingly popular dispute resolut...

Oct 4, 2011 | Article
Chetan Phull

The Concept of Riba in Islamic Banking Law: An Introduction

As published in the Journal of International Banking Law & Regulation, 2011 Abstract: This article provides a short overview of "riba", the p...

Nov 4, 2010 | Article
Mario D. Deo

The Condominium President's Role

We all strive to be the best we can be, especially when we are placed in a position of authority and responsibility. If you are the president of a...

Oct 15, 2010 | Article
Mario D. Deo

Newsletters & Websites: Communication, Caution, and Common Sense

The number of condominium corporations developing their own websites and newsletters increases steadily year to year, as an easy and efficient meth...

Aug 26, 2010 | Article
Marco Graziani

Did you know......HST & Status Certificates

Did you know......? Introduction of HST will not change the amount that can be charged for the issuance of a status certificate.  In accord...

Aug 19, 2010 | Article

Condo Board's Decision Making Process - A Recent Case

A recent June, 2010 decision from BC (Weir v. Strata Plan NW 17) recapitulates the court's deference to a board of director's decision...

Aug 13, 2010 | Article

Occupiers Liability - A Recent Case

Lawson v. Costco:  April, 2010 This case serves as a reminder of the necessity for a condominium corporation to take reasonable steps to ...

Mar 2, 2010 | Article
Bradley Chaplick

The Boiling Point: Resolving Disputes in Condominium Communities

As published in the Spring 2010 edition of CondoVoice Magazine  Imagine the following scenario: a condominium corporation’s board of dir...

Mar 1, 2010 | Article
Bradley Chaplick

Breaking Barriers in Condominium Communities

As published in the Spring 2010 edition of CM Magazine. Co-authored. This Article explores the impact of DiSalvo v. Halton Condominium Co...

Jan 25, 2010 | Article
Mario D. Deo

The Unique Needs of New Condos

Fine & Deo, recognizes new condominiums face special and important issues that often require legal advice from experienced condominium counsel....

Jan 4, 2010 | Article

The Impact of HST on Closing Costs: Buyer Beware!

If you are buying a newly constructed or substantially renovated home, you need to consider the impact of the HST, as this new tax and associated t...

Dec 29, 2009 | Article
Michael D. Pascu

Alteration or No Alteration: The Implications of the McMahon Hot Tub Case

The Court of Appeal recently rendered its decision in the case of Wentworth Condominium Corporation No. 198 v. McMahon, known as the "hot tub case...

Dec 23, 2009 | Article

Cap on Closing Adjustments

I recently met with David Pylyp of RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc. to discuss the problem of surprise closing adjustments and the need for a cap to ...

Dec 18, 2009 | Article
Michael D. Pascu

Who Gets to Keep the Fee for Issuing Status Certificates?

Pursuant to the Condominium Act, 1998 and the regulations passed thereto, it is the corporation which is entitled to collect the $100 statutory fee...

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