Condo board members hold a lot of property management responsibility. They play a large role in ensuring that their residents enjoy a great lifestyle by providing effective leadership, guaranteeing financial stability and fostering a sense of community. These helpful tips for condominium board members will help your board take on all responsibility without feeling overwhelmed or stressed.
Some people believe you should only fix a problem when there is one. But, this type of thinking often creates more difficulties and challenges when issues are compounded over time. It’s better to build up the motivation and be proactive by investing in preventative maintenance for your condominium. Creating a budget for preventative maintenance will save your team time, money and stress in the long run.
If Bill 106 is adopted as drafted, Corporations would be required to undertake specific, time sensitive milestones, and can rely on changes to help complete their AGMs, a task that has been difficult for some Corporations in meeting quorum.
With the rise of condominium ownership in Ontario, many owners seek ways to maximize the income earning potential of their units by renting them out. Many have taken liberty in the nomenclature of the Corporation’s Declaration, to include rentals to students.
Many boards face difficulty with availability in conducting regularly scheduled meetings. When they are not able to meet in person they could otherwise meet by telephone or other communication means.
Board of Directors have an obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure that all owners and occupants comply with the Condominium Act, the Declaration and the Corporation’s other governing documents (such as by-laws and rules).
For those not new to condo living, you inevitably have come across a time when the smells and odours from your neighbours have without warning, entered your unit, much to your shock and chagrin.
The Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) aims to protect workers from health and safety hazards on the job. It sets out duties for all workplace parties and rights for workers. It establishes procedures for dealing with workplace hazards and provides for enforcement of the law where compliance has not been achieved voluntarily.
Every officer and director of a corporation must take all reasonable care to ensure that the corporation complies with the Act and regulations as well as with any orders and requirements of Ministry of Labour inspectors, Directors and the Minister [section 32].
The goals and objectives stems from the premise of Recognize, Assess, Control and Evaluate.
The AODA was created with the intent to make Ontario a more accessible place to live and work, by clearly identifying, removing and preventing barriers for persons with disabilities. Making Ontario more accessible for people with disabilities creates a win-win situation for both businesses and customers.
Through this piece of legislation, five standards have been developed which place mandatory requirements on private and public sector businesses with at least one employee in Ontario. These standards are: Customer Service; Information and Communication; Employment, Transportation; and Built Environment.
The Human Rights Tribunal recently released an interesting decision on the duty to accommodate an owner with a disability. In Taite v. Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 91  O.H.R.T.D. No. 166 the owner claimed the condominium had a duty to accommodate his disability by allowing him to park his truck outside near the front entrance and not underground in the parking garage as offered by the condominium (note: the truck did not fit in the underground). The tribunal disagreed.