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Wei v. Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 2297 - 2021 ONCAT 8 - 2021-01-29

Corporation:

WTSCC 2297

Date:

2021-01-29

Under:

CAT Decisions - Decision
Access to Records
Adequacy of Records
Entitlement to Records
Fees, Costs, Penalties

Summary:

the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) for the case Wei v. Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No 2297. The decision, dated January 29, 2021, addresses various issues related to the applicant's request for records, including records of owners and mortgagees, leases, reserve fund, board meetings, parking unit purchase, litigation, and contracts. The decision provides analysis and rulings on preliminary issues such as observer participation, witness disqualification, and counsel conflict of interest. The CAT ultimately concludes that the Respondent has provided the record of owners and mortgagees and provides guidance on the records of lessees.

Verdict:

the quick verdict is that the Condominium Authority Tribunal's decision in the case of Wei v Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No 2297 was made on January 29, 2021. The decision addressed several issues related to record requests, including the record of owners and mortgagees, record of leases, records related to the reserve fund, minutes of board meetings, records related to the purchase of a parking unit, records related to litigation, and records related to certain contracts.

Takeaways:

the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) for the case Wei v. Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No 2297, addressing various issues related to the applicant's request for records.
The decision includes analysis and rulings on preliminary issues such as observer participation, witness disqualification, and counsel conflict of interest, and ultimately concludes that the Respondent has provided the record of owners and mortgagees and provides guidance on records of lessees.

Recommendations: 

Enhance transparency and communication: Implement clear guidelines and procedures for record requests to ensure owners are aware of their rights to access records and provide timely responses. Improve communication channels between the condominium corporation and unit owners to address any concerns or disputes related to records.

Ensure adequacy and accuracy of records: Regularly review and update records to ensure they are accurate, complete, and meet the requirements set forth by the Condominium Act. Provide training or resources to condominium managers and staff on record-keeping practices to ensure consistency and adherence to legal requirements.

Establish fair dispute resolution mechanisms: Develop a fair and efficient process for resolving disputes related to access to records. This could include providing clear guidelines for requesting and challenging records, promoting mediation or alternative dispute resolution methods, and ensuring access to a neutral and impartial decision-maker, such as a tribunal, to resolve any disputes that arise.

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