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CAT’S Evolution - January 21, 2022 Sees a Further Expansion of Their Jurisdiction

Publication date:
October 29, 2021
Article Summary: 

The Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) has seen significant evolution since its establishment, expanding its jurisdiction from handling records requests to dealing with various disputes in condominium communities. With upcoming changes in January 2022, CAT's jurisdiction will further expand to include nuisance, annoyance, and disruption disputes related to noise, odour, light, vibrations, smoke, and vapours. Additionally, disputes involving condo governing documents' provisions will also be resolved by CAT. While CAT initially appeared to be pro-condo owner in records disputes, its approach has become more balanced with the expanded jurisdiction. However, there are concerns regarding cost awards, with condominium corporations often bearing a significant portion of expenses, contrary to the principle that innocent owners should not pay for one owner's breaches.


Condominium Authority Tribunal, CAT, jurisdiction, expansion, disputes, governing documents, noise, odour, light, vibrations, smoke, vapours, cost awards, condominium corporation, innocent owners, principles, enforcement.

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CAT’S Evolution - January 21, 2022 Sees a Further Expansion of Their Jurisdiction
October 29, 2021
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