Condo Living

Does a condo renter have more rights than an condo owner when it comes to pets?

The Residential and Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA) is the governing legislation that applies to landlords and tenants in the province of Ontario.  It provides that “[a] provision in a tenancy agreement prohibiting the presence of animals in or about the residential complex is void.”, while at the same time, a landlord cannot prevent a tenant from having a pet.  Condominium Boards that find a tenant’s pet to be a nuisance can have that pet evicted.

Condo Insurance – What Is Covered?

Understanding how condominium insurance coverage is set-up, and how owners and boards can reduce risk, is the best protection in order to keep the corporation’s insurance record healthier.  Condominium corporations can also protect themselves by adopting a standard unit by-law and/or an insurance deductible by-law.

Does the perfect tenant exist?

Before you choose on renting the unit out yourself, or hiring a professional, such as a real estate agent, ensure the condominium’s rules and regulations will allow for a rental by speaking with the condominium property manager, as some condo’s may restrict the quantity of rentals allowed in a building.

Ways to live a happier life – Condo Living

These days, the word “downsizing” brings to mind tough economic times and layoffs.

But when it comes to your life, downsizing can actually make you happy! By making the move to a condo property, typically there is a sizable reduction in your livable space.

Does your condo have restrictions for decorating at Christmas?

It’s that time of year, when the snow starts to fall, you can see your breath in the cold winter air, and Christmas carols fill the radio stations and malls. Before you start to decorate your balcony with a string of your favourite sparkling lights, or cut down a tree, best to check your condominium bylaws, declarations and rules, and consult with your condominium property management company.