Condominium Law Lawyers and Mediators
Toronto Condominium Law is rapidly growing, and Devry Smith Frank LLP can provide an experienced and reliable condominium lawyer who can provide quality legal and mediation services.
With recent changes to the Condominium Law taking place, the biggest change comes to members of condominium boards who will be required to undergo training or attend courses in order to qualify as directors. A majority of disputes will go through mediation, in which case, an experienced Condo mediator will be needed to obtain the best result.
Changes to condo laws include:
- Amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 contained in the Protecting Condominium Owners Act and amendments to the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act
- Enactment of the Condominium Management Services Act
Upon review, reflected in the changes to these Acts, dispute resolution was seen as lopsided, as it was mandatory to go through private mediation-arbitration or the courts, which is also time-consuming. Therefore, to balance it out a Condominium Authority has been proposed to oversee education, dispute resolution, condo manager licensing, and more as an independent, self-funded, not-for-profit organization. For more on the Condominium Authority and its structure, click here.
Further amendments to the Condominium Act delegate the responsibly to administer the Condominium Authority Tribunal, which will resolve disputes through case management, mediation and adjudication. Only certain disputes, however, will be heard by the tribunal, other disputes would need to go to mediation, arbitration or court.
If you require a Toronto Condominium Lawyer or Mediator, please call our office at (416) 449-1400 for more information.