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Alan Benlolo & York Region Vacant Land Condominium Corporation No. 1010 - 2024 ONCAT 13 - 2024-01-22

Corporation:

AYRVLCC 1010

Date:

Mon Jan 22 2024 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Under:

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

Summary:

In Alan Benlolo & York Region Vacant Land Condominium Corporation No. 1010, the applicant sought access to records, which were subsequently provided. The case was settled through mediation, with terms agreed upon by both parties. The settlement terms included confidentiality provisions. As a result, the case was closed by the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT), and the parties were prohibited from sharing messages from the mediation stage.

Verdict:

Settlements reached through mediation can efficiently resolve disputes over access to records, but parties must adhere to confidentiality provisions to maintain the integrity of the agreement.

Takeaways:

Access to requested records can lead to settlement agreements between condominium corporations and applicants.
Settlement terms may include confidentiality provisions to protect sensitive information.
The CAT may close a case upon settlement and impose restrictions on sharing mediation-related communications.
Parties should be aware of their obligations to protect the confidentiality of settlement terms.

Recommendations: 

Ensure clear communication and negotiation channels between condominium corporations and applicants to facilitate settlements.
Draft comprehensive settlement agreements that include confidentiality clauses to safeguard sensitive information.
Educate parties involved in disputes about their obligations regarding the confidentiality of settlement terms and related communications.

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