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Fine & Deo's Counsel on COVID-19 in Condos

The World Health Organization has officially declared COVD-19 a world-wide pandemic. In our view, preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protec...

March 06, 2020 Mario D. Deo

Rising Condominium Insurance Premiums and Deductibles – Is this the New Normal?

Has your corporation’s insurance premium deductible increased dramatically recently?  You are not alone. Many corporations have seen the...

September 26, 2019 Mario D. Deo

How to Deal with Police Requests and Activity in Condominiums

[updated as of December 11, 2019] Condominium corporations have a responsibility to protect the privacy of their residents and unit owners. They a...

June 29, 2018 Mario D. Deo

Turning a New Leaf: The Impact of the Cannabis Act on Condominiums

Mario Deo is pleased to be Faculty for Osgoode Professional Development's upcoming webinar about cannabis in condominiums.  See belo...

February 03, 2017 Mario D. Deo

Kitec Plumbing Guide

Kitec plumbing is a significant issue in many condominiums built between approximately ​1995 and​ 2007.


January 31, 2017 Mario D. Deo

First Draft Regulation - Condominium Management Services Act, 2015

The first draft regulation to support the implementation of the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (“CMSA”) has been developed b...

May 27, 2016 Mario D. Deo

Competition Bureau - Condominium Industry Investigation

What you need to know as a Condominium Corporation, Director, or Manager   We at Fine and Deo are carefully reviewing and providing advic...

April 05, 2016 Mario D. Deo

Beware of hidden obligations to purchase insurance

Toronto and GTA condominiums need to be vigilant when signing contracts for services. There are literally hundreds of issues that may arise in cont...

December 12, 2014 Mario D. Deo

Thou Shalt Not Resolve by Email

We all love email.  It is convenient.  It is in writing.  It is instant.  However, “decisions” made by board member...

November 11, 2014 Mario D. Deo

Important Notice to Managers and Administrators after Placement of a Lien

We understand that it is easier to have Fine & Deo collect all payments and to manage the entire collection of the lien, and we do this to the ...

November 27, 2013 Joseph W. Ryan and Mario D. Deo

Tarion Is Not the Only Warranty Stream

The responsibilities taken on by the board of directors of a new condominium are considerable, cannot be underestimated and are often overwhelming....

September 27, 2012 Mario D. Deo
Posted in Condo Litigation

The Case for Better Consumer Protection for Condominium Owners

Preventing Condominiums From Sliding into a State of Disrepair The Government of Ontario must amend the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Ac...

August 08, 2012 Mario D. Deo
Posted in General Interest

Dealing with Disruptive Directors

One of the common issues we are asked to address relates to directors who are, to say the least, "disruptive."  For instance...

May 15, 2012 Mario D. Deo
Posted in General Interest

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite - Dealing with Bedbugs in Condos

Dealing with bedbugs might become even more difficult for Toronto condo corporations, after the loss of $1.2 million in dedicated provincial fundi...


February 21, 2012 Mario D. Deo
Posted in condominium act

Are Unit Owners Entitled to Attend Condo Board Meetings?

No one, other than a director, is entitled to attend condominium board meetings, without the invitation of the board. Often times, informatio...

November 09, 2011 Mario D. Deo
Posted in condominium act

How can a Board of Directors amend a declaration?

A condominium declaration is created exclusively to each condo at the time of registration. Declarations can become outdated and not fit the pre...

September 30, 2011 Mario D. Deo
Posted in condominium act

Can a Condominium Restrict Rentals in Ontario?

Restricting rentals of condo units in a building can affect individuals purchasing units in the condominium market and more specifically, the inve...


December 06, 2010 Mario D. Deo
Posted in Condo Litigation

Hoarding in a Condominium

A man’s home is his castle, except when he hoards in a condo. Hoarding can be defined as the acquisition of and the failure to discard...

March 10, 2010 Mario D. Deo
Posted in General Interest

Can an Ontario Board of Directors Ban Smoking Inside Condominium Units?

The wave seems to be gathering speed to ban smoking inside individual condo and apartment units. We all can accept by now that smoking is proper...


January 15, 2010 Mario D. Deo

Inaugural Blog Posting - Condominium Classification

I’m pleased to post the first entry to our Condo Law BLOG and invite your comments. There are many newsworthy and interesting topics to disc...

January 15, 2010 Mario D. Deo
Posted in General Interest

2009 Condo Conference

We are pleased to be a Premier sponsor of this year’s CCI-T/ACMO Condo Conference to be held Nov 6-7, 2009 at the Hilton Suites Toront...

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