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Condominium Law

Condo living is a distinct form of home ownership. As a trend towards urbanization propels condominium developments across the Greater Toronto Area, unique legal issues which impact on this type of property and home ownership are becoming more prevalent.

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Condominium Litigation

Kelly + Singh can provide advice and representation on any condominium related matters.

Whether you are a condominium owner, a member of the board of directors, a property manager, a developer or any other affected party, Kelly + Singh can provide advice and representation on any condominium related matters. We’ll provide you with the expertise you need to navigate the unique laws that apply to condominiums in an informed and knowledgeable way.

 

  • Advice and Representation for Condo Owners and Residents
  • Advice and Representation for Condo Corporations
  • Legal Opinions on Governance Issues
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Condominium Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Employment, Human Rights and Health & Safety
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty of Directors
  • Declaration, By-Law and Rule Enforcement
  • Condominium and Common Element Expenses and Liens
  • Tarion Warranty & Construction Defects
  • Telecommunications and Utility Agreements
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Testimonials:

They have always been there to help and accompany with my legal matters, they are very dependable.

Client E.Q.

2016-08-18T08:53:43+00:00

Client E.Q.

They have always been there to help and accompany with my legal matters, they are very dependable.

Kelly + Singh made the things I had to be involved in easier, they always returned my calls, and everyone is friendly and courteous.

Client S.M.

2016-08-18T12:06:21+00:00

Client S.M.

Kelly + Singh made the things I had to be involved in easier, they always returned my calls, and everyone is friendly and courteous.

Kelly + Singh made the path straight and forward, they knew the game and how to play it well, they made a potentially confusing situation easy to understand, I never had to question what was going on in the case.

Client F.C.

2016-08-18T12:17:56+00:00

Client F.C.

Kelly + Singh made the path straight and forward, they knew the game and how to play it well, they made a potentially confusing situation easy to understand, I never had to question what was going on in the case.

I remember Mr. Kelly telling me that you can’t stop living, you have to keep going, That was what I really needed to hear.

Client L.M.

2016-08-18T12:19:13+00:00

Client L.M.

I remember Mr. Kelly telling me that you can’t stop living, you have to keep going, That was what I really needed to hear.

Kelly + Singh did a great job, they got things moving along and I’ve never seen such good customer service, it was a delight to have someone to call that handled things so well, the staff was very attentive and pleasant.

Client J.B.

2016-08-18T12:21:14+00:00

Client J.B.

Kelly + Singh did a great job, they got things moving along and I’ve never seen such good customer service, it was a delight to have someone to call that handled things so well, the staff was very attentive and pleasant.

Their work has allowed me to focus on myself and not worry about the legal process, they were patient with me, answered my questions, I’ve recommended them to several people and would recommend again

Client S.M.

2016-08-18T12:22:44+00:00

Client S.M.

Their work has allowed me to focus on myself and not worry about the legal process, they were patient with me, answered my questions, I’ve recommended them to several people and would recommend again

Things in the legal system take a really long time so it’s easy to get frustrated and want to give up, but if you have the right people behind you then you know something good will come with time and patience. Mr. Kelly and Ms. Singh are those people.

Client I.B.

2016-08-18T12:23:57+00:00

Client I.B.

Things in the legal system take a really long time so it’s easy to get frustrated and want to give up, but if you have the right people behind you then you know something good will come with time and patience. Mr. Kelly and Ms. Singh are those people.

Mr. Kelly gives me the right guidance when there is a dilemma, things feel simple and I feel like I’ve been counselled well.

Client E.Q.

2016-08-18T12:25:15+00:00

Client E.Q.

Mr. Kelly gives me the right guidance when there is a dilemma, things feel simple and I feel like I’ve been counselled well.

There was no beating around the bush, every time we met, they went right to it, and they followed through on everything they said they would do.

Client F.C.

2016-08-18T12:27:37+00:00

Client F.C.

There was no beating around the bush, every time we met, they went right to it, and they followed through on everything they said they would do.

I’ve been impressed with how Mr. Kelly has handled all of my cases. I feel like everything that could have been done was done and done right.

Client L.M.

2016-08-18T12:28:50+00:00

Client L.M.

I’ve been impressed with how Mr. Kelly has handled all of my cases. I feel like everything that could have been done was done and done right.

I feel like Mr. Kelly and Ms. Singh are always accessible and that they are willing to answer all of my questions. They put us so at ease, the moment we shook hands, we felt so comfortable.

Client I.B.

2016-08-18T12:31:38+00:00

Client I.B.

I feel like Mr. Kelly and Ms. Singh are always accessible and that they are willing to answer all of my questions. They put us so at ease, the moment we shook hands, we felt so comfortable.

Kelly + Singh helped me negotiate two settlements that I was very happy with, they handled all the paperwork so I could get back to living my life.

Client E.Q.

2016-08-18T12:33:06+00:00

Client E.Q.

Kelly + Singh helped me negotiate two settlements that I was very happy with, they handled all the paperwork so I could get back to living my life.

They’ve helped me learn and understand how the legal system works, if something else happens to me, I’ll know how to move forward.

Client L.M.

2016-08-18T12:34:57+00:00

Client L.M.

They’ve helped me learn and understand how the legal system works, if something else happens to me, I’ll know how to move forward.

They don’t belittle me, they talk to me like a normal person and didn’t speak in a language that went over my head, they made things easy to understand.

Client F.C.

2016-08-18T12:36:11+00:00

Client F.C.

They don’t belittle me, they talk to me like a normal person and didn’t speak in a language that went over my head, they made things easy to understand.

Michael Kelly, as my lawyer was a complete professional in all aspects of my claim. He informed me on the process and always interacted with me in a timely manner. Mr. Kelly's knowledge, confidence and presentations were paramount; I highly recommend Mr. Kelly; a lawyer you can count on.

Client W.C.

2017-05-17T01:16:12+00:00

Client W.C.

Michael Kelly, as my lawyer was a complete professional in all aspects of my claim. He informed me on the process and always interacted with me in a timely manner. Mr. Kelly's knowledge, confidence and presentations were paramount; I highly recommend Mr. Kelly; a lawyer you can count on.

I enjoyed the fact that my case mattered. I felt that my case was always being diligently worked on in a professional manner and until I received fair compensation. Mr. Kelly had a comprehensive plan for every aspect.

Client J.G.

2016-08-18T12:37:28+00:00

Client J.G.

I enjoyed the fact that my case mattered. I felt that my case was always being diligently worked on in a professional manner and until I received fair compensation. Mr. Kelly had a comprehensive plan for every aspect.

Kelly + Singh Lawyers LLP represented me relating to a workplace injury. My lawyer Mr. Kelly proved his worth going up against both WSIAT and an insurance company. Mr. Kelly, through his knowledge and experience, proved to me in a disputed workplace injury, you need to hire a lawyer and it is paramount to have the right lawyer to represent you. I highly recommend Mr. Kelly, a lawyer you can trust that will exercise every option for a successful outcome.

Client W.C.

2017-05-17T01:17:31+00:00

Client W.C.

Kelly + Singh Lawyers LLP represented me relating to a workplace injury. My lawyer Mr. Kelly proved his worth going up against both WSIAT and an insurance company. Mr. Kelly, through his knowledge and experience, proved to me in a disputed workplace injury, you need to hire a lawyer and it is paramount to have the right lawyer to represent you. I highly recommend Mr. Kelly, a lawyer you can trust that will exercise every option for a successful outcome.

Do you need help with a Condominium Dispute? Call us for a free consultation.

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FAQ - Condominium Litigation

How do I know what the rules are in my condo?

There are several laws which govern condominium living, the first of which is the Condominium Act. Recently the government of Ontario expanded condominium law by passing the Condominium Owners Act and the Condominium Services Act. Your Condo also has a Declaration and By-Laws.

 

Additionally, the condo management company together with the Board of Directors are responsible for implementation and enforcement of the Declaration, By-Laws and any rules and policies they establish to make life in the condo peaceful, enjoyable and fair for everyone.

 

They themselves are required to comply with these rules as well. Tenants who are simply renting and investor-owners alike are all responsible for complying with a condominiums rules.

 

The interplay between the developing legislation, Declaration, By-Laws and other rules can be confusing for many condo owners, property managers and directors alike. Added to the mix will be the courts interpretation of the various laws and rules. Often times the help of a lawyer can go a long way in sorting out the rules that apply to your specific issue.

What are my rights to know about decisions that my condo board is making?

The Board of Directors of any condominium is required to keep minutes of the meetings for all board business that is conducted at board meetings. This responsibility is usually managed or delegated to the Property Management Company. Usually most unit owners will receive an annual operating budget for the Condominium, and there is typically an annual general meeting held with unit owners.

 

Otherwise how often and the extent of voluntary communication or disclosure from your board will be unique to the Board and Property Manager. Recent amendments and additions to the law have expanded informational and disclosure requirements for Boards and Property Managers.

 

Unit owners should be provided with any meeting minutes to Board meetings or general meetings upon request within a reasonable time frame. It is expected that the new Condo Authority will have the authority to impose a penalty on any Board or Property Manager that does not comply with their disclosure obligations under the Act or pursuant to their Declaration or By-Laws. Unit owners all have a stake in the management of the Condominium Corporation and are therefore entitled to disclosure. Transparent and frequent communication from Property Managers and the Board is often a positive sign and helps to alleviate demands for disclosure.

 

Lawyers can help Boards and Property managers develop plans and policies which foster and promote transparent operations and proper disclosure while balancing confidentiality and privacy issues.

I have an issue at my Condominium that the Board or Property Manager have not helped to resolve or with my Board or Property Manager, now what can I do?

Any recourse you may have will depend on the particular issue and what the general laws and your condo’s rules are related to the issue. The Province has called for the establishment of a Condominium Authority which will be the tribunal that handles the majority of condominium living disputes.

 

Once established, the Authority will have jurisdiction over a broad range of matters between unit owners, condo boards and property managers as well as other interested parties, which before were brought before Ontario courts.

 

Contact us to discuss your issue and we can provide you with advice on the best way to proceed.

Why do I need a lawyer?

Whether or not you need a lawyer for your condominium issue depends on the particular issue. If you are involved in a dispute with the Board or Property Manager that seems to be escalating, chances are your Board will have a lawyer for the Condo Corporation who they are seeking advice from.

 

If you’ve been served with any legal documentation or are considering legal recourse then you will want the advice of a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the law and your rights in a condominium dispute.

Why should I choose your firm?

At Kelly + Singh we have experience with condominium matters, property liens, real estate and property disputes, as well as, neighbour and tenancy issues. Let us apply our knowledge to your situation and help you navigate through any condominium related dispute.

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