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April 14, 2020 - By Julia White & Victor Yee

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 16: Frustration Of Contracts And Force Majeure Clauses

With the summer 2020 season approaching and COVID-19 coronavirus causing major disruptions to nearly all aspects of life in Ontario, condominium corporations will need to think carefully about whether they can still fulfill their obligations under the contracts that they have entered into.

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April 1, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No.15: Collections - Thinking Outside The Box - 2 more Months?

How do we balance the needs and interests of the condominium corporation, the unit owner in arrears, and all other 3rd parties (e.g. mortgagees) who have an interest in the collection of common expenses?

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March 27, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 14: Moving Protocol

With the end of the month fast approaching, many move-ins and move-outs are scheduled to occur over the weekend and early next week at various condominiums throughout Ontario amidst the COVID-19 crisis.  

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March 25, 2020 - By Elia Associates

COVID-19 Bulletin No. 13: Tarion's Response To COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic declaration by the World Health Organization, Tarion has been taking various precautionary measures and adjusting their operations to ensure the health and safety of employees as well as homeowners, builders and the greater community. 

What does this mean for Condominium Corporations …

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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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