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Can a Commercial Tenant Break Rent During the COVID Pandemic? Beware of Tenant Breach

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My Condo Neighbours Are Making Too Much Noise: Can The Condo Board Kick Them Out?

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Here's something that many condo owners or tenants in Ontario have faced: what to do about the noisy neighbour?

When it comes to a noisy neighbour in a condo complex, noise can often come from a variety of factors. Noise may derive from loud music, constant bickering between multiple people, TVs or sound speakers at abnormally high volumes and more. Although many condo residents can tolerate a certain degree of noise, there often comes a boiling point. Oftentimes, when this boiling point does happen, my experience as a condo lawyer often sees the condo board facing the brunt of resident complaints.

This then begs the following question: can the condo board/corporation lawfully evict a "noisy" re…

Condo Cost Sharing Agreements: What Do They Really Mean?

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If you are a condo owner or a condo board member, you might be familiar with the following terms: "Phase 1", "Phase 2", etc. To make it clear, this sort of language is often used to designate multiple condo corporations representing different segments of a condo building. In some cases, for a single building, there will be multiple condo corporations. Although "dividing the building up" into several condo corporations can be more practical when governing multiple units, certain snags may arise. This is particularly true when it comes to the collecting of monies for shared expenses. Oftentimes, examples of shared expenses can include the following: maint…

Condo Lien 101: Here's What You Need To Know About Condo Liens

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Picture yourself in the following situation: You are a condo board member, and are seemingly aware that a condo owner is failing to pay their common expenses. These common expenses are the "lifeblood" of the condo building's existence. Without common expenses collected from condo owners, there is no way the condo will be able to pay for services such as security, landscaping, maintenance, projects and any other services the condo may need for the benefit of the owners at large. Knowing all of this, you continue to get more and more worried and make your thoughts known to other board members. 

What would the knowledgeable condo board or board member do to rectify a non-paying condo owner? You mi…

Construction Lien and COVID-19: Here's What You Need To Know

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Here's a fact: if there's one industry that's been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, it's the construction industry. Considering how much construction there is in the City of Toronto or the Province of Ontario, ranging from individual homes to skyscrapers, you can bet the industry is on hard times. So what happens if you are a construction company, let's say a contractor or subcontractor, and the party you contracted with is not paying you? What happens if you are an owner of a home, office building, or other property, and due to the pandemic, you are unable to pay your contractors, subcontractors, and possibly even sub-subcontractors?

As a fully licensed Real Estate lawyer in the Province of Ontario, which includes my Constructi…

What's the Deal With CECRA? My Thoughts On the Government's Newest Initiative to Help Businesses' Pay Rent

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While conducting a consultation with one of my commercial tenant clients the other day, a major initiative from both the provincial and federal governments came up: The impact of the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program. To put it plainly, CECRA (officially introduced on April 16, 2020) was created to help the small-to-medium size business out. Primarily, the Ontario and Canadian governments have partnered to do one particularly important thing: Allow these businesses to pay their full (or close to full) rent.

As you can imagine, COVID has just about affected everything. This includes, small-to-medium size businesses, who although might have been doing very well pre-COVID, are now often struggling…

Workplace Investigation? Steps Businesses Can Take To Avoid Legal Trouble

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As an Employment/HR lawyer, one of the things I enjoy the most is leading Workplace Investigations. Although workplace investigations are stressful occasions for most, whether they be the Employer or Employee, I strongly believe that when a workplace investigation is done correctly, with the cooperation of all parties, great results will follow. This is not only the case for Employer businesses, who if workplace investigations are done right, can great limit their legal liability. Workplace investigations can often be satisfying for the Employee, who although bringing a complaint, can gain the satisfaction that their Em…