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Andersen v. Ottawa-Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 613 - 2024 ONCAT 14 - 2024-02-05

Corporation:

AOCC 613

Date:

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

Under:

CAT Decisions - Consent Order
Access to Records
Adequacy of Records
Entitlement to Records

Summary:

Andersen v. Ottawa-Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 613 involved a Request for Records by the applicant regarding board meeting minutes. Through mediation, they reached a consent order requiring the board to review and amend draft minutes and ensure timely approval and provision of minutes to the applicant.

Verdict:

Effective record-keeping practices, facilitated through clear agreements and timely actions, are vital for ensuring transparency and accountability in condominium management.

Takeaways:

Consistent and accurate documentation of board meetings is essential for transparency and accountability within condominium corporations.
Mediation can facilitate practical solutions to disputes, such as clarifying and improving record-keeping processes.
Timely approval and provision of meeting minutes demonstrate a commitment to fulfilling obligations under the Condominium Act and fostering trust among unit owners.

Recommendations: 

Provide training or guidance to condominium boards on best practices for recording and maintaining meeting minutes.
Encourage proactive communication between unit owners and condominium corporations to address record requests and concerns promptly.
Establish clear timelines and procedures for the review, approval, and provision of meeting minutes to ensure compliance with legal requirements and facilitate efficient resolution of disputes.




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