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Hospodar v. Peel Condominium Corporation No. 282 - 2024 ONCAT 6 - 2024-01-09

Corporation:

HPCC 282

Date:

Tue Jan 09 2024 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Under:

CAT Decisions - Consent Order
Access to Records
Fees, Costs, Penalties

Summary:

The case involves a dispute between the Applicant and Peel Condominium Corporation No. 282 (PCC 282) related to access to records. The parties reach a resolution through a Consent Order in Stage 2 - Mediation of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT). The CAT orders PCC 282 to provide specific unredacted records to Hospodar, including invoices, accounts payable journal, contract, and release between PCC 282 and G. Edick & Sons. Additional records related to the 2022 audit must also be provided. In return, Hospodar agrees to pay $143.50 for search and preparation time. The terms are non-confidential, and non-compliance may be enforced through the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Verdict:

The Consent Order facilitates a resolution, emphasizing the importance of parties' agreement in settling disputes. Access to records is granted with specific conditions, promoting transparency and accountability.

Takeaways:

Mediation in Stage 2 of the CAT's dispute resolution system allows parties to reach a Consent Order for dispute resolution.
The Consent Order specifies detailed terms for providing access to records, ensuring transparency and resolution.
Clear provisions for payment and record delivery timelines are crucial for effective dispute resolution.

Recommendations: 

Condominium corporations should establish clear record access procedures to prevent disputes and facilitate resolutions.
Parties involved in disputes should consider mediation as an effective means of reaching mutually agreeable solutions.
CAT users should familiarize themselves with the rules and procedures, ensuring efficient and compliant dispute resolution.

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