3 Tips to Warm Up With Your Condo HOA Community Neighbours This Cold Holiday Season

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Seasonal celebrations will be in full swing soon with December’s holidays around the corner. It’s the perfect time to share some good cheer with your neighbours and enjoy the comfort of a happy community. Here are three suggestions to make it happen.

Remember that guy you always bump into at the elevator or that lady who walks her dog each day when you leave for work? Aren’t you curious about what they do? What their story is? It’s this stranger who you bump into constantly in the same building. Of course you’re curious!

When you live in a condo building or HOA community, you’re in close quarters with fellow residents. You see each other daily—in the hallways, elevators, parking garage or other common spaces—but rarely share more than a passing nod or “hello”. At most you might say “Could you please press level 4 for me? Thanks”.

Don’t get me wrong here—it’s not a sad thing. But I do think there’s a huge missed opportunity in not getting to know your neighbours.

Let’s change that. Let’s make the places we live in even better. Isn’t living vertically all about the people, our neighbours? It’s the liveliness of the community that makes your condo living so much better. Everything else is just constant. At the very least, your neighbours will be more considerate before turning up the volume after midnight the next time.

And what better time to get to know your neighbours than this coming holiday season?

Here are three suggestions to get you warmed up:

1. Don’t hesitate. Just attend the resident events.

Instead of hibernating at home, bring your best dish to the holiday potluck and baked goodies to the cookie exchange. Help decorate the lobby. Go watch classic Hollywood Christmas films in the media room. Take advantage of the group gift-wrapping session and contribute to the toy drive. Get involved with holiday socializing and be open to making new connections with board members and other residents.

2. Break the ice. Initiate conversations.

Introduce yourself to anyone you don’t know by name. “Hi I’m Dave, I live on the fourth floor” with a handshake is a simple way to break the ice. Even if you feel socially awkward, it takes little courage to introduce yourself first. Don’t be shy to start conversations, either—simply ask people about themselves. Good icebreakers and topics of conversation include:

  • Hi, I think I saw you a couple of times in the elevator…
  • When did you move to the condo / HOA?
  • Where did you live before?
  • Why did you choose this building or neighbourhood?
  • What are your favourite holiday traditions?

3. “Hygge” Up!

People who live in cold, northern climates have a tendency to gather together for warmth and comfort. The Danish call this phenomenon “hygge”. Bring the feeling of hygge to your community through good cheer, appreciation of shared values, and respect for each other. Make it last through the holidays and beyond.

Do you have any other ideas or tips to get residents warmed up with neighbours in a condo community? If so, let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!

Evercondo the leading web and mobile platform that facilitates quick, useful communication between property managers, the condo association or HOA board, and residents. Contact us for a demonstration or a free trial to see how we can keep your communities warm and happy.

Top 5 reasons why your condo or HOA management needs a smartphone app

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It’s no news to anyone that smartphone is one of mankind’s greatest creations. It has revolutionized many industries ranging from food and shopping to transportation services. Yet, nothing much has happened in the condo / HOA management world when it comes to smartphones.

To kick things off, here are 5 reasons why we believe that smartphone apps is the next big thing in condo / HOA management and how you can ride this wave of opportunity.

1. Everyone has a smartphone

As of March 2016, our world’s population was estimated at 7.4 billion, an all-time record high. What’s more staggering about this is that 1 in 3 of the population currently owns a smartphone, that’s over 2 billion smartphone users. If my psychic powers serves me right, I’m guessing you’re probably holding one right now while reading this article.

2. “I wish my condo has an app”

I am a smartphone user myself and the sad truth is, I always have it with me no matter where I go and what I do. From the moment I wake up to the moment I sleep. It’s my alarm clock, it’s where I read my news, check my emails, keep in touch with friends, snap and share photos, pay my bills, play games, watch movies, listen to music and I’m pretty sure I can live my entire life without leaving my bed if I wanted to. Gone are the days when I have to write, print and mail to get a message sent or even call the operator to look up for a number. Everything is just a few taps away and it’s always with me in my pocket.

“I wish my condo has an app that I can use to reserve the party room” is a common question we get when visiting friends at their condo. Here’s a few more:

  • Why can’t I reserve the party room from my smartphone
  • I’d like to receive push notifications for building announcements
  • What is the WIFI password to the conference room
  • Has my package arrived yet? Wished there’s an app for that
  • Wish I could check my account balances

3. Most management are still in the 90s

Like getting an Uber ride, condo or HOA management is in the services industry. Unlike Uber however, getting information, or making a reservation in communities today isn’t as easy and convenient. Many managers today still rely on a lot of manual labor work through phone calls, papers and spreadsheets. This makes it a good opportunity for you to sprint ahead of the competition while giving your residents the convenience and access they deserve.

4. Increased productivity & efficiency for managers

Property managers need to juggle with 101 things everyday and with so little time available, it’s important for managers to squeeze out at much time as possible. With a smartphone app, managers can answer to resident requests while out having lunch or approve a party room reservation while waiting for taxi. It also comes in handy when managers need to pull up the latest minutes during a short conversation with a committee member.

5. An app speaks a 1,000 words

When was the last time you heard a friend brag about their condo management’s service? That’s right. None. An app that gives residents the convenience to reserve their party room or check their account balances will sure to give your residents something to talk about with their friends at work and guests at the dinner table. Nothing generates more brand awareness than good old word-of-mouth!

Want to see our mobile app in action?

At Evercondo, we don’t just believe in the smartphone revolution for community management, we’re pioneering it. Thousands of community residents are already enjoying the convenience of our iPhone and Android app to communicate with their property managers.

We’d love to share how hundreds of management companies and self managed communities are using the Evercondo mobile app to launch their management services into the 21st century.

Click here to get a FREE personal tour today to see and learn how the Evercondo mobile app can help bing your management service to the next level!

How Are Condo Fees Calculated: The Truth Is Out

How are condo fees calculated? We’ll remove the shroud of mystery for you

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There is a lot of money moving around when you buy a condo – or any real estate for that matter. Points, closing costs, inspection fees, down payment, mortgage insurance, moving costs, taxes, and condo fees are just a few places your money gets allocated.

Some are straightforward, while others are cloaked in mystery. Figuring out your mortgage payment or closing costs is easy enough to determine. You know ahead of time what your condo fees are, but how are condo fees calculated? If you’re going to be paying a fee every month, it’s only fair that you know how those fees are decided.

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CES 2016 – The Best New Devices For Smart Condos

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If the products at CES 2016 are any indication, 2016 looks to be the year smart homes become mainstream. Smart home devices have increasingly taken centre stage at the event, which attracted 3,600 exhibitors and over 150,000 attendees on a global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

This year was no different as we saw the largest display of smart home technology ever. With so many gadgets to choose from, we picked out the ones most likely to make their way into condos in 2016 and turn your condo into a “smart condo.” 

I know what you’re thinking: the Jetsons already showed us what the future looked like. Though the market is full of systems and appliances that work without human input, we are still a ways away from a futuristc utopia. Smart home gadgets do not necessarily make living easier in condos. That’s especially true for condos because of their unique living arrangements. Here is something to consider before you start tearing our wires and unscrewing your lightbulbs; connectivity should only be considered if it is going to make your life easier.

While you are waiting for the Jetson’s trusty robot, Rosie to arrive, here are some gadgets that will surely make living easier and more convenient in your condo.

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is labelled a music player, but what makes this product intriguing is that it is primarily controlled by Amazon’s Alexa voice command platform. Through voice commands, the device is able to link to and control other devices such as Philips’ Hue light bulbs. That means you can turn your lights on and off with your voice. The possibilities in the future are endless with this platform – think turning on your TV, vacuuming, making coffee all with your voice.

 

Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator

Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator

This may be the most complete kitchen appliance ever. With a 21.5 full HD Super AMOLED touchscreen and stereo speakers, the Family Hub Refrigerator aims to be just that: a family hub. It allows you to see recipes on the monitor, see inside of the fridge (via interior camera) without opening it, and order grocery straight from the fridge to have food or milk delivered to your door among other things.

Tado

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Tado automatically turns on your heating when you’re headed home. Not only that, it turns on the lights, disables the alarm system and can call the elevator as you arrive. The point is, it’s meant to have ‘everything’ ready for you when you’re heading home. What’s even cooler is that allows you to automatically save energy and have your home ready for your return using  your smartphone’s location. Yes, that means it knows when you’ve left the house or when you’re on your way back based on the your phone’s location.

 

LG Hom-Bot Turbo+

A device that cleans your condo – we’ve seen that before. What’s different about the LG Hom-Bot Turbo+ is that it has a mounted camera that sends live video while it works (i.e., cleaning) to a smartphone or tablet. That means, it can double as a security camera, with an option to send you pictures whenever it detects movement. Not only that, you can order the device to clean certain areas of the floor via your smartphone.

Although not as sexy as some other smart devices, Honeywell’s Wi-Fi Water Leak Detector does exactly what its name says – when it detects water, it communicates this imformation, which in turn lets you know via smartphone so that you can take action. The sensor measures temperature and humidity as well. This moisture detecting device is used as preventative measure that helps you avoid expensive damage to your condo.

 Keen Home Smart Filters

Keen Home Smart Filters

Ever play the guessing game when it comes to replacing your filters? No more guessing! Keen Home Smart Filters mounts onto vents to monitor air quality and to keep you informed about when you they need to be replaced. You can also pay $3/month for a filter subscription, which sends you replacements whenever you need them.

 

Love them or hate them home automation is here to stay, we’re predicting better connectivity and communication across devices in the future. For now, we’ve filled our homes with a few of our favourites. Connecting your home is one piece of the puzzle, the next piece is connecting to your condo community. Be sure to build the whole puzzle and not just the edges. Connect more than just your lights, learn more about how Evercondo connects you to your condo.

Do you have a home automation story to share or a favorite gadget? If so, let us know in the comments!

The Ultimate Condo Checklist for Preventive Maintenance

watersign-500x375As a board member and homeowner, one of  your responsibilities is to help with maintaining the common elements of the association. Don’t worry, we aren’t here to convince you to put on a pair of work pants or pick up ‘Plumbing for Dummies’ in hardcover, there are ways to make sure your community is prepared for anything without having to get your hands dirty.
More often than not we hear about maintenance emergencies when they are life threatening like a fire, but the truth is that floods, water leaks, and small fires can be just as costly as an emergency that takes the front page of the daily paper.

Scheduling maintenance and regularly documenting current conditions can add to a smoother future with less money being spent on large projects. Preventative Maintenance is an important step that consists of many smaller steps. For example an effective Preventative Maintenance programs can extend the life of a roof by years and ensures that as the roof reaches the time in which it needs to be replaced it is scheduled and known as opposed to an emergency situation that was not budgeted for.

Make use of your maintenance crew by having them focus around 80 percent of their time on preventative efforts and 20 percent of their time on current and scheduled repairs.

Here is a checklist of the Common Elements and when they should be serviced

1. Ejector Pumps: These pumps should be checked at minimum annually however quarterly documentation is recommended. In the event of an Ejector Pump failure it is important to have a backup power system to ensure that the sump pump continues to operate in the event of a power outage.

2. Outdoor Grills: Sending information to tenants about safe grilling practices will help to extend the life of the grills as well as prevent personal injuries and damages.

3. Water Pipes: When pipes are not properly insulated they have a high risk of freezing and bursting when the temperature drops. Have the pipes checked annually, including garages, vacant units and community rooms.

4. Dryer Vents: Fires often start from improperly cleaned lint traps, vents and the immediate areas surrounding the dryers. It is important to allocate time to ensure that these areas are cleaned regularly depending on use. Making sure fire extinguishers are located in area can help stop the flames from spreading should a dryer vent buildup cause a fire.

5. Washing Machines: Often one of the most used facilities in a condo these machines can easily cause a water leak or flood. Regularly checking the drain hoses and plumbing connections to the in-unit washing machines can prevent leaks from happening and stop floods before they start.

6. Aging Electrical Wires and Systems: Most fires that are started in home are because of old or faulty electrical wiring. Replace outdated electrical wiring systems and schedule regular upgrades on new wiring.

7. Water Heaters: No, they don’t last forever. The average water tank will last about 10 years so be sure to keep a record of any work the tank has sustained and be aware of when it will need to be replaced.

8. Sewers and Drain Pipes: Preventative plumbing is often overlooked but undoubtedly important to avoid a massive bill in an backup or clog. Major drain lines, sewers and catch basins should be cleaned and serviced annually.

These bills, although more frequent, will be much cheaper than a reactive bill after a disaster or emergency situation. Preventative Maintenance is an effective way to maintain and protect condo communities as well as educate and protect condo residents. Your association will be more prepared and better equipped for an emergency as well as the replacing of any common elements.

We know you appreciate your residents, so be their champion and learn more about Evercondo today. Your residents, staff, and management company will all thank you. Get Evercondo for your building.

Did we miss anything?  What Common Elements are on your list? Let us know in the comments section below.

6 Ways To Keep Your Condo Safe and Sound While You Are Spreading Holiday Cheer

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Peace on earth and peace of mind go hand in hand while you prepare for holiday cheer. As you get ready to visit family and friends this holiday season be sure to prepare your home even before you prepare your tree. Turning off the stove and drawing the curtains might seem like the way to a more secure home but here are 6 solutions to make sure your condo unit stays protected in your absence.

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1. Prevent break and enters by creating the illusion of occupancy
Use Hue to turn your lights on and off while you are away so it seems like you are home, even when you are not.

2. Turn off all water taps and check your pipes
Forgot to turn off the water? Wally detects and alerts you of water leaks as well as important changes in humidity and temperature. You can rest easily knowing your home is safe and dry over the holidays.

3. Change the heat not your sweater
Set your thermostat to a lower temperature while you’re away to save money on heating. Turn it on before you get back on with Nest so you’re always stepping into your house at the perfect temperature.

4. Be ready 
Your dance moves should be the only thing on fire this holiday season. Use Nest to notify you of any smoke or fire in your home. Nest will send you an SMS notification about any fire related activities within your condo.

5. Stay informed
Want to know why the fire alarm went on while you were away? Get a message about the fire alarm testing that was happening or changes to visitor parking through Evercondo so you never miss a beat even in-between eggnog slurping and gingerbread cookie binges.

6. Keep an eye on your home 
We all know Santa doesn’t need a key but your mother-in-law does. Install a security camera so in the event of a break-in you will be notified and officials can be called no matter where you are. Use FLIR FX to lock the doors and arm the security system even when you’re not there.

At Evercondo, our goal is to make condo living as care-free  as we know it can be. Evercondo makes it easy for you and your management team to efficiently and effectively manage multiple condo properties, from work orders to communications. Contact us for a demonstration, and we’ll show you how we can facilitate communication throughout your condo association, from owners to property managers.

How do you prepare your condo for the holidays? Let us know in the comments.

5 Ways to Better Manage Your Visitor Parking

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Of all the amenities your condo offers Visitor Parking might be the most used feature. You want your residents to be able to host their guests easily but you also want to have some control, otherwise Unit 3B’s brother’s Hyundai could become a permanent accessory to your buildings Visitor Parking.

 

1. Monitor

Monitor the hours your parking is the most busy and when you will be checking permits. Find out what triggers a high amount of visitors and adjust accordingly. Are you located near a sports stadium? Is your building located in a high-traffic area or are there strangers parking in visitor parking without registering? Take note of how many spots are accessible and how many are reserved for contractors for an accurate.

2. Track

If your community has cars that are parking for multiple days it is important to track which cars have expired permits. Making sure all the permits are to-date means you can free up some much needed parking spots for the more visitors. Track how many permits each resident has used and be sure to notify the resident when they approach their visitor parking limit.

3. Enforce

Set limits on your Visitor Parking permits. You can do this by restricting how many permits a resident is allowed in a month. For example, a resident may be allowed to book a total of three overnight visitor parking spots per month. This way everyone gets a chance to host their guests and make use of the visitor parking.

4. Communicate

Keep residents informed and make sure they are aware of any changes to visitor parking hours. Communicate changes to visitor parking to residents before the new rules come into effect. Extending the visitor parking permits from 10 consecutive hours to 24 over the holidays? Let residents know beforehand so they can plan accordingly.

5. Schedule

Schedule regular maintenance to your parking area to ensure the space is useable and free of major issues. Provide the same preventative maintenance to the visitor parking space as you would any other amenity and you will have satisfied residents and visitors alike.

Evercondo makes it easy for you and your management team to efficiently and effectively track and manage visitor parking, from creating restrictions and issuing parking permits. Contact us for a demonstration, and we’ll show you how we can help you better manage your visitor parking while increasing communication in your community.

What are the most common Visitor Parking issues in your community? Let us know in the comments.

Top 10 Exhibitors of The ACMO / CCI Condo Conference

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With over 170 booths, 1,600 delegates and 18 Sessions, the 19th Annual ACMO / CCI Condo Conference that took place at the Toronto Congress Centre was a great success thanks to the amazing efforts of exhibitors and ACMO / CCI
for organizing the event.

Here is a list of the Top 10 Most Notable Exhibitors:


# 10. FTD Highrise
And last but definitely not least, we’re looking to FTD Highrise as the ‘Most Futuristic’ with their constant demonstrations of drone technology.


# 9. Sureloc
The ‘Most Fun’ booth of the Condo Conference was Sureloc for their delicious popcorn and mini-putt, which brought out the kid in attendees and vendors alike.


# 8. RJC
The most ‘Well-Lit’ booth goes to RJC who were also sponsors of the Condo Conference.


# 7. Garden Grove Landscaping
The ‘Friendliest Staff’ and ‘Most Seasonally Appropriate’ had us looking to the grass covered booth of Garden Grove Landscaping for showing that the grass really was greener in row 400.


# 6. Atrens Counsel
The ‘Most Color Coordinated Booth’ goes to Atrens Counsel whose staff, balloons and backdrop shone black and gold throughout the show.


# 5. Remi Network
The Remi Network’s booth had powers, demonstrated over the course of the Conference with Out Of This World Staff and a ‘Hero-Worthy’ booth.


# 4. Fine & Deo
Candy was the most popular giveaway and after much testing, tasting and deliberation we have a winner. The award for ‘Best Candy’ goes to the conference partner, Fine & Deo with staff that were just as sweet as the treats they were serving.


# 3. Clean Cut Energy
‘Best Swag’ goes to Clean Cut Energy for their red and white wine. We would also like to note these were the most buzz-worthy goodies attendees were raving about.


# 2. Shibley Righton
The ‘Most Caffeinated’ booth goes to Shibley Righton who also top our list of busiest booths keeping everyone energized as attendees buzzed from session to session.


# 1. ICC Property Management & Forest Hill Group
ICC Property Management and The Forest Hill Group has definitely done it this time by bringing a 200 sq ft luxury condo to the event! We couldn’t get enough of the luscious seating and beautiful interior decor. Well done!

And there we have it, our list of the Top 10 Exhibitors!
We’ve already started counting down the days to next years 2016 Condo Conference.

What was your favourite part of the event? What are you most looking forward to seeing next year? Let us know in your comments below or share with us on Twitter @EvercondoApp!

Top 5 Sessions from the 2015, 19th Annual ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference

The 19th Annual ACMO/CCI-T Condominium Conference was one of the most successful conferences in its history. Held at at Toronto Congress Centre, it set new records with over 170 exhibitors and over 1,600 attendees. The level of creativity in terms of swag and fun also hit a new level (here’s a glimpse from our list of Top 10 Exhibitors from the Conference.

The theme this year was #leadingtheway, which represents ACMO and CCI-T’s aspirations to usher in a new era in condominium management and governance. We think this is a fitting theme, especially with Bill 106 having made large strides and expected to cause ripple effects in the industry in 2016.

In all, there were 19 very informative sessions covering a wide range of topics relating to condominiums. We picked out our 5 favourite sessions for you:

#1. Great Director Debate

Richard Elia (Elia Associates) moderated a highly controversial debate about whether there is a place for professional directors in the future of condominiums. Christine Dunn and Bill Thompson (Malvern) argued in favour of the need for professional directors while Ian Waldron and Carol Dirks (Fogler, Rubinoff) took the opposing view.

More specifically, the question was about whether it makes sense to bring in outside help to run a condo. Both sides had very strong arguments, but the “in favour” side seems to have won this debate by a slight margin. Here are some of the arguments convincingly articulated by both Dunn and Thompson:

At the top of the list for the “in favour” camp is the fact that professional directors would bring about a) more competency; and b) lower eventual expenses. The belief is that increased education to current directors would not be sufficient in accomplishing both a) and b).

Towards the end, however, both sides showed a hint of possibility of a middle ground between the two opposing views:

For now, this concept is somewhat theoretical. The real answer as to whether this is an appropriate solution to running a condo can only be seen when it is tested in reality. Further, the urgency (or non-urgency) will become more obvious after we have a chance to observe the effects of increased and mandatory education to board members.

(To see a list of the specific issues of the debate, here’s a summary of the presentation from ACMO.)

#2. To Be or Not to B&B

The AirBnB concept has single-handedly altered the hotel landscape and is now increasingly causing disruption in condos in Toronto. Is it even a problem? How prevalent are AirBnB users in Toronto? What is the impact on condos? How do you ensure compliance? Tania Haluk (FirstService Residential) hosted Roger Thompson (FirstService Residential) and Jason Rivait (Lash Condo Law) to answer these questions and more.

The session revealed that there are currently 6,000 active Airbnb listings in the GTA, many of them in condos. The consensus was that this poses many problems.

In order to deal with the growing trend of short-term rentals, developers seem inclined to draft declarations that are more accommodating.

However, to managers and residents of condos, this causes major headaches, many of which Mr. Rivait has previously discussed in other publications. There are wide-ranging issues from compliance, security, insurance, community engagement, tenancy and more.

While it doesn’t look like Ontario condo legislation will step in and regulate the phenomenon, other jurisdictions have taken different approaches. Most notably, New York City levies hefty fines under certain circumstances involving AirBnB.

The panel points out that the best way to ensure compliance is with proper communication between all stakeholders involved, from owners, tenants and managers. This is a topic that will certainly come up again – it won’t be surprising to see more concrete rules and regulations regarding short-term rentals in the future.

(For a summary of the presentation, here is a link of the presentation. Here is also a great article from Rod Escayola on what to do when AirBnN moves int your condo.)

 

#3. Condo Strength

The Conference had a highly-anticipated unveiling: an education platform for condo directors called CondoSTRENGTH. To usher in a new era of education and competency in condos, Marc Bhalla (Elia Associates) got together with Mo Killu (GPM Management), Josh Milgrom (Lash Condo Law) and Ernie Nyitrai to explain what this program consists of.

When finally unveiled, the program, which is made for directors, by directors, looked very promising. It remains to be seen whether it will live up to its hype, but the response so far has been very positive.

An aspect that had been discussed for a very long time, the program will consist of three branches: resources for directors, networking opportunities, and recognition for the hard work that goes mainly unnoticed by directors.

Further details will be provided in the Winter 2015 issue of CondoVoice magazine. In the meanwhile, you can find more information about the program on its website, www.condostrength.ca, which was also unveiled during the session.

(For a summary of the presentation, here is a link of the presentation.)

#4. Shared Facilities

Shared facilities are often times a major source of controversy in condos where the concept applies. There is a whole host of issues that can arise when more than one corporation has to share facilities with another. Catherine Murdock (DEL Property Management) moderated a panel that included Stephen Chesney (Parker Garber Chesney), Deborah Holmes and Warren Kleiner (Miller Thomson), to address “scared facilities.”

In a lengthy discussion about various issues, the overarching theme with regards to dealing with shared facilities was one of cooperation. Concerted efforts are of paramount importance to effectively co-exist when there is/are shared facilities and the panel echoed those beliefs.

To alleviate the heavy burden of living in harmony, Bill 106, thankfully provides for a much-needed standardized shared facilities agreement to set proper guidelines.

#5. Status Certificates – Managers and Condo Corp Liability – It’s a Nightmare

Status certificates have been at the centre of several recent court decisions. The timing of this session is on point. Denise Lash (Lash Condo Law), who has written many times on this subject, moderated a panel with David Thiel (Fogler Rubinoff) and Michael Kalisperas (Royale Grande Property Management).

There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about status certificates, their purpose and what they really are. The panel addressed all of those with a thorough overview and also discussed recent case law that sheds new light into the subject.

Two recent court cases have had profound impact on questions surrounding status certificates and the panel took the time to discuss those as well.

Also, Bill 106 looks to affect status certificates for the better. Most notably, there is a likelihood that the new legislation will change the form of status certificates.

(For a summary of the presentation, here is a link of the presentation.)

 

And there you have it, a roundup of the top sessions. Our hats go off to the ACMO / CCI teams who worked tirelessly to bring the conference to life, as well as exhibitors and attendees who’s endless smiles and enthusiasm kept us going all conference long.

What was your favourite session? What topics are you most looking forward to hearing about next year? Let us know in your comments below or share with us on Twitter @EvercondoApp

A Condo Inspection Checklist for Condo Owners and Property Managers

A Condo Inspection Checklist for Condo Owners and Property ManagersKeeping a condo inspection checklist handy will help you head off major repairs before they become major headaches.

If you’ve seen The Money Pit, with Tom Hanks and Shelly Long, you’ll know one of the most famous scenes. One house problem after another has the exasperated couple who are excited to finally relax and enjoy a hot bath. But just as they fill the tub, it falls through the floor, crashing into the home’s entry way.

The condition of your condo probably isn’t that bad, but a condo inspection checklist can help you spot problems before they become big, exasperating ordeals.

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