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Hotte v. Ottawa Carleton Standard Condominium Corporation No.1008 - 2024 ONCAT 12 - 2024-01-15

Corporation:

HOCSCC 1008

Date:

Mon Jan 15 2024 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Under:

CAT Decisions - Dismissal Order
Access to Records

Summary:

In Hotte v. Ottawa Carleton Standard Condominium Corporation No.1008, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) issued a dismissal order during Stage 2 - Mediation. The Applicant, a board member of one condominium corporation, sought records from another corporation. The CAT identified a jurisdictional issue, stating that the dispute involving two condominium corporations did not fall under the CAT's authority, as per section 1.36(2) of the Condominium Act, 1998. The case was closed under Rule 34.3 of the CAT's Rules of Practice.

Verdict:

The dismissal emphasizes the importance of aligning disputes with the CAT's defined jurisdiction and the specific requirements of the Condominium Act.

Takeaways:

The CAT has specific jurisdiction outlined in the Condominium Act, limiting cases to disputes involving owners, mortgagees, or occupants.
Disputes between two condominium corporations may not be within the CAT's jurisdiction.
Access to records disputes must align with section 55 of the Condominium Act.

Recommendations: 

Parties should carefully assess whether their dispute falls within the CAT's jurisdiction as defined by the Condominium Act.
Seek legal advice when dealing with inter-corporation disputes to determine the appropriate forum for resolution.
Clearly understand and adhere to the specific provisions of the Condominium Act related to records access and disputes.

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