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Akella v. Durham Condominium Corporation No. 27 - 2024 ONCAT 40 - 2024-03-15




Fri Mar 15 2024 04:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)


The case of Akella v. Durham Condominium Corporation No. 27 revolves around a dispute regarding access to records requested by a unit owner in the condominium corporation. The unit owner alleged that the corporation did not provide all requested records within the prescribed time and that some records provided were inadequate. The tribunal, chaired by Member Patricia McQuaid, examined each issue raised by the unit oner and determined whether the corporation complied with the Condominium Act, 1998.


CAT Decisions - Decision
Access to Records
Adequacy of Records
Fees, Costs, Penalties


Overall, the tribunal's decision highlights the need for clear communication, adherence to legal requirements, and cooperation between unit owners and condominium corporations to resolve disputes effectively. While owners have a right to access records, they should also approach disputes with a reasonable and cooperative attitude.


The tribunal found that the corporation generally complied with its obligations to provide records but ordered the provision of certain specific records.
The tribunal emphasized the importance of reasonableness and cooperation between unit owners and condominium corporations in resolving disputes.
Both parties were cautioned against adopting overly adversarial approaches and reminded of the need to uphold governance standards while respecting legal obligations.


Condominium corporations and unit owners should strive to maintain open lines of communication and work together to address concerns regarding record access and governance issues. Seeking legal advice or mediation early in the dispute resolution process can help prevent escalations and promote constructive dialogue.

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