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Condominium Group

With the exploding growth of condominiums in Ontario, our Condominium Law Group is a leader in advising condominium corporations, boards of directors, owners and professionals in the condominium industry.  We have an outstanding team of lawyers and professional staff which enables us to provide exceptional service in a cost effective and timely manner.

 

Shibley Righton is pleased to make available updated verisons of our Buying and Owning A Condo Guide as well as our Condominium Owners and Residents' Guide.

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Audrey Loeb Head ShotA condominium management team that objected to a Jewish condo owner attaching a mezuzah to the doorframe of his residence highlights the importance of seeking legal advice before taking action, says Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-08-16
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Warren Kleiner Head ShotAssigning or “flipping” a condo unit is risky for both parties, so be sure to get legal advice from someone well-versed in this area of law, says Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-08-09
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Armand Conant HeadshotOwners cannot prevent condominium corporation representatives from entering their units if they are fulfilling the corporation’s duties under the Condominium Act and if reasonable advance notice has been given, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-08-08
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Luis HernandezToronto condominium lawyer Luis Hernandez isn’t afraid to give his clients the unvarnished truth.

Hernandez, an associate with Shibley Righton LLP’s Toronto office, says his “direct” style can take some getting used to for clients — often condo corporation boards of directors seeking help with corporate governance, compliance matters, contracts, bylaws and rules.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-07-26
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Patrick GrecoWhen the news was first released that recreational cannabis would be made legal in Canada, subject to provincial regulation, it was understandably met with joy, fear, and every emotion in between. For some, this was viewed aslong overdue – the legal recognition of something that many people did anyway and that even most police had stopped enforcing against. For others, it was viewed as a matter of grave concern:  would "reefer madness" run rampant in the streets?

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared in the GOLDEN HORSESHOE CHAPTER OF THE CANADIAN CONDOMINIUM INSTITUTE

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2019-07-17
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Warren Kleiner Head ShotCondo boards have to be prepared to deal with requests from residents for charging stations as electric cars become more commonplace, says Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-07-16
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Armand Conant HeadshotIn many ways, the condominium industry was a victim of its own success, Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant tells #WeSpeakCondo

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-07-16
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Audrey Loeb Head ShotCondominium boards have options to regulate pets, but requiring animal owners to pay an extra fee is not one of them, says Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-07-12
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Joel Berkovitz Head ShotAn amendment to Ontario’s Condominium Act outlining the legal test for requiring an owner to sell their unit, won’t make the process of removing an owner any easier for condo corporations, says Toronto condominium lawyer Joel Berkovitz.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-07-02
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Audrey Loeb Head ShotToronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb says she is encouraged by the initial progress made by the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) but that it has the potential to do much more.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-06-28
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Megan Mackey Head ShotLegislative changes may be needed to stem the recent tide of cancellations of condo building constructions, says Toronto condominium lawyer Megan Mackey

The Toronto Star reports that pre-construction buyers have been stunned by a spate of cancelled projects in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), sometimes years after they paid their deposits. 

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-06-19
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Warren Kleiner Head ShotIt's a growing trend in Ontario for condo residents to try to circumvent pet bans by claiming their dog is an emotional support animal, but there are many misunderstandings around the legalities of the issue, says Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-06-17
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Warren Kleiner Head ShotIt's a growing trend in Ontario for condo residents to try to circumvent pet bans by claiming their dog is an emotional support animal, but there are many misunderstandings around the legalities of the issue, says Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-06-17
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Deborah Howden and Warren Kleiner Head ShotPurchasers who wish to invest in condos prior to construction can mitigate their risk by seeking legal advice before signing on the dotted line, according to Toronto condominium lawyers Deborah Howden and Warren Kleiner.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-05-15
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Megan Mackey Head ShotCondo buyers who wish to avoid a dispute over construction deficiencies should choose their developer carefully, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey.

Mackey, partner with Shibley Righton LLP, says construction issues are a fact of life in the industry.

“I’m not sure that there’s ever been a condo built without some sort of problem,” she tells AdvocateDaily.com.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-05-13
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John Devellis HeadshotCondo corporations should err on the side of caution when it comes to limitation periods in disputes with service providers, says Toronto condominium lawyer John De Vellis.

De Vellis, a partner with Shibley Righton LLP, says a recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) case revolving around a couple’s problems with their $60,000 HVAC system should serve as a warning to condos that hesitate to sue for fear it may interfere with a professional relationship.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-05-10
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Armand Conant HeadshotCreating a separate regulator for builders of new homes is a “step in the right direction on many fronts,” Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant tells The Lawyer’s Daily.

But Conant, partner and head of the condominium law group with Shibley Righton LLP,  says there’s still “a lot of unanswered questions” about the government’s plan to revamp the Tarion Warranty Corporation.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-04-25
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Megan Mackey Head ShotA condo owner’s unit is not his or her castle, Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey tells AdvocateDaily.com.

Mackey, partner with Shibley Righton LLP, says many new condo owners are shocked to discover that various sections of Ontario’s Condominium Act provide representatives of the corporation with the right to enter a unit under certain circumstances. 




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2019-04-23
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John Devellis HeadshotIn rejecting a ride-sharing company’s demand that a case against it be heard in the Netherlands at the expense of the plaintiffs, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) has drawn a line on an “outrageous” clause in the company's contract with drivers, says Toronto labour and employment lawyer John De Vellis.





This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-04-22
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Audrey Loeb Head ShotWhen dealing with residents who have dementia, mental health or addiction issues that are posing a risk to themselves, the building or neighbouring units, condominium corporations should seek legal advice before taking action, Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb tells AdvocateDaily.com.

“It’s crucial to find out what you can and cannot do in certain circumstances. We also have resources we can forward to help management deal with these issues in a non-legal way,” says Loeb, partner with the Toronto office of Shibley Righton LLP.

“Managers aren’t hired to act as sociologists or psychologists — they are trained to manage the operations of the building. But when you're dealing with people, there are a number of interesting issues that pop up.”

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-04-15

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