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March 24, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 12: Essential Businesses and Condominium Corporations

All non-essential workplaces in the Province of Ontario have been ordered to close by the Premier effective 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, for the next 14 days and potentially longer if the order is extended.  In the evening on Monday, March 23, 2020, the Premier published the list …

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March 23, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 11: How Could The Closure Of Non-Essential Businesses Affect Condominium Corporations?

All non-essential businesses in the Province of Ontario have been ordered to close by the Premier effective 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2020, for the next 14 days and potentially longer if the order is extended.  On Tuesday, March 23, 2020, details regarding what businesses will be permitted to …

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March 22, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 10: Regular Repair & Maintenance

During the current state of managing the COVID-19 virus, it is essential that while the Corporation must continue to operate, a Corporation should, as always, do so in a safe manner. This includes minimizing the transmission of the virus to the community and avoiding panic.

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March 21, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 6: Thinking Ahead - The Management Office

With COVID-19 being a hard and fast reality for everyone globally, condominium communities are swept up in this dynamic and must think proactively as contained environments to manage the risk.

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March 21, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 7: Status Certificates

While it is too early to tell, we anticipate that the operational costs for a condominium corporation are increasing. This means that budgets may not accurately reflect, at the current time, the impact of this pandemic.

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March 21, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 8: Contracts & Managing Them Going Forward

With the presence of COVID-19 requiring condominiums to think ahead on Spring contracts and regular contracts, we have the following questions for your Board to consider as you think ahead. (Due diligence and prudence are mandated by Section 37 of the Condominium Act, 1998).

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March 21, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 9: Protocols For Unit Owners Within Their Condominium Community

Unit owners should be proactively trying to minimize the exposure to the outside world, including with their condominium community. Unit Owners should be proactively taking steps to reduce the risks to your community.

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March 20, 2020 - By Marc Bhalla & Richard Elia

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 5: COVID-19 & Condo Conflict

Updated March 20, 2020 at 5:45pm

On-site management offices have already closed and many condominium managers are working from home. Still, it remains that condominium communities across the province are “home” for their residents. Whether you are a director, owner or tenant, chances are that you …

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March 19, 2020 - By Richard Elia

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 4 - Part 2: Collections

Since our Bulletin of March 18th concerning the collection of common expenses, many ideas have been circulated around how the process for collecting unpaid common expenses should be addressed.

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March 18, 2020 - By Richard Elia

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 4: Collections

As the Land Registry Office and banks remain open at the time of writing, the Law Society of Ontario has suggested that real estate transactions should close as scheduled. However, in the event that a party becomes unable to close for a reason relating to COVID-19, lawyers have been encouraged to cooperate with each other, …

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