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Hoarding – When Clutter Becomes a Hazard

Publication date:
June 22, 2023
Article Summary: 

Hoarding in condominiums can pose serious health, safety, and liability concerns for residents and the corporation. Hoarding is recognized as a medical disorder characterized by difficulty discarding possessions, leading to harmful effects. Condo boards have a duty to ensure compliance with the Condominium Act and governing documents. Identifying hoarding situations requires sensitivity and legal consultation to accommodate the owner's disability. A site visit and realistic plan may be helpful, and cooperation with local agencies is advised. Legal enforcement may be necessary if the hoarder is unresponsive. Ongoing monitoring is essential as hoarding may recur.


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Hoarding – When Clutter Becomes a Hazard
June 22, 2023
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