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Harassment of Contractors by Owners: What Can You Do About It?

Michelle Kelly
Publication date:
November 25, 2021
Article Summary: 

In this article, the author discusses the issue of owners harassing contractors during major repair projects in condominiums. The Ontario courts have confirmed that condominiums have a duty to protect its contractors, employees, managers, directors, owners, and others from harassment and defamation. The article suggests that condominiums should be proactive and make it clear to contractors who they should take instructions from, and owners should not approach the contractors. If owners continue to act inappropriately, the board should consider escalating the matter and seek legal advice. The article provides steps that can be taken to address these difficult owners and ensure the safety of the contractors and others on the property.


harassment, contractors, owners, condominium, Ontario courts, defamation, proactive, escalation, legal advice.

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Michelle Kelly
Harassment of Contractors by Owners: What Can You Do About It?
November 25, 2021
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