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Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Not the Condominium Corporation!

Kiranpreet Basra
Publication date:
December 1, 2022
Article Summary: 

In the case of Ottawa-Carleton Standard Condominium Corporation No. 656 v. Denize, Mr. Sebastien Denize, a unit owner, was accused of violating the condominium's no-smoking rules due to complaints from other unit owners about second-hand smoke odors. However, the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) found that the condominium failed to conduct an independent investigation and solely relied on the complaints of other unit owners. Mr. Denize denied smoking in his unit and invited the condominium to inspect his premises, but they did not follow through. Ultimately, the CAT ruled in favor of Mr. Denize, emphasizing the importance of proper investigation by condominiums in handling complaints.


Condominium Corporation, Ottawa-Carleton Standard Condominium Corporation No. 656, Sebastien Denize, Condominium Act 1998, no-smoking rules, second-hand smoke, Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT), investigation, compliance, unit owners, common expenses, costs, complaints.

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Kiranpreet Basra
Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Not the Condominium Corporation!
December 1, 2022
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