Living in a condo can be great! Vic Persaud, the Chair of CCI Toronto’s Membership Committee, which administers the Condo of the Year program, shares some tips and best practices on how to make the most of your experience in a condominium community.
All Things Condominium
Welcome to our series of blogs designed for condominium owners and those considering the purchase of a condominium.
A reserve fund is a condo’s piggy bank but does not exist for use on any given “rainy day”. There are restrictions surrounding the type of expenses a reserve fund can be used for, along with best practices to keep in mind to make sure that yours is adequately funded.
In our 10th episode, we examine how decisions are made for a condominium community.
Perhaps the greatest challenge in the condominium dynamic is trying to balance what is best for the community overall against individual interests. A condo mediator (Marc Bhalla) provides some tips and strategies for striking this balance.
The first of CCI’s 12 part video series features host Murray Johnson as he talks about the series which is designed to educate people who are considering buying into the condominium lifestyle for the first time, as well as to inform them about moving in and understanding who is who and which obligations will fall […]
Condo life is not free of issues or concerns. Bill Thompson, the President of CCI (National), joins our host Murray Johnson to review where you can go for help when issues emerge in your newly constructed condominium community.
Finances are undoubtedly an important aspect of any condominium community. Unfortunately, they can also be difficult to understand. Brian Antman joins host Murray Johnson for the fifth episode of our video series to help us understand condo finances.
We often hear that Status Certificates are important but they can appear to be presented in another language. For the 4th episode in our 12 part video series, lawyer Armand Conant joins host Murray Johnson to speak about interpreting the Status Certificate.
Every condominium unit owner should be aware of their role, their rights and their responsibilities. In the third installment of our twelve part video series, Bill Thompson speaks to the role, rights and responsibilities of the unit owners of a condominium.
Condominium lawyer Maria Durdan reviews what happens when a unit owner does not pay their common expenses and the lien rights of condominium corporations.
The Canadian Condominium Institute – Newfoundland Labrador Chapter (CCI) publishes a quarterly newsletter that you may find interesting. Take a look! Condo Chronicle Newsletter – Spring 2015 Townsite Condominiums – A West Coast Perspective What Does “Wilful” Mean ANyway? The Common Expenses Conundrum Condo Chronicle Newsletter – Summer 2014 CCI History & Successes A Condo […]
Given that as much as 25% of household energy costs are for water heating, it makes sense to evaluate various types of water heating systems with an eye toward saving both energy and money. Here we take a look at some of the options currently available for homeowners to consider. Storage Water Heaters These are […]
Household allergens can cause a variety of symptoms in many people, including sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, and shortness of breath. Allergens may also be a contributing cause of asthma, especially in children. However, it is possible to minimize the effects of such allergens by taking steps to control their presence and dispersal in the home. […]
UPCOMING CCI CHAPTER EVENTS Condominium Act Update & Feedback Details: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7 – 10 p.m. The Holiday Inn, 180 Portugal Cove Rd. St. John’s, NL Coming Soon… CM (Condominium Management) 100 The CCI NL Chapter is currently developing a series of general condominium management courses (designed mainly for Directors, but open to anyone involved with […]
There are many things to consider if you are thinking of purchasing a condominium. Everything from your lifestyle, age, hobbies, income, all can play a part in your decision. If you are 35 years old, are a spouse and the parent of two young children, own a dog, two cars, and a Recreational Vehicle, then […]