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Lafortune v. Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 37 - 2022 ONCAT 122 - 2022-11-11

Corporation:

LCCC 37

Date:

2022-11-11

Under:

CAT Decisions - Consent Order
Access to Records
Adequacy of Records

Summary:

In the case of Lafortune v. Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 37, a consent order was reached between the parties in Stage 2 - Mediation of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) dispute resolution process. The order outlines various terms and conditions, including requirements for detailed and organized board meeting minutes, timely disclosure of approved minutes to owners, respectful communication, and addressing statutory obligations. Additionally, the corporation agreed to pay the applicant's filing fee.

Verdict:

Quick Verdict/Lesson:
In the case of Lafortune v. Carleton Condominium Corporation No. 37, the parties reached a consent order in a condominium dispute, outlining terms related to the board's decision-making process, transparency in meeting minutes, respectful communication, and statutory obligations. This demonstrates the potential for amicable resolutions in condominium conflicts through consent orders.

Takeaways:

Takeaways:

Consent orders in condominium disputes can lead to resolutions without the need for a full tribunal hearing.
Detailed and organized board meeting minutes are essential for transparency in condominium management.
Respectful and business-like communication is encouraged among parties.
Parties should refrain from public disparagement or insults.
Statutory obligations, including disclosure, must be upheld in condominium corporations.

Recommendations: 

Recommendations:

Transparency in Meeting Minutes: Condominium corporations should maintain detailed and organized meeting minutes, ensuring they provide owners with a clear understanding of decisions made and the rationale behind them.

Respectful Communication: Parties involved in condominium disputes should maintain respectful and business-like communication, refraining from insults or demeaning language, both in private and public forums.

Understanding Statutory Obligations: Condominium corporations should be aware of and adhere to disclosure and information update requirements outlined in the Condominium Act and its Regulations.

Consider Mediation: Parties in condominium disputes should consider mediation and consent orders as an alternative to formal tribunal hearings, fostering cooperation and efficiency in conflict resolution.

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