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Tenants, Landlord Unit Owners, and Condos: How to Create Harmony in Your Condo Community

Stephanie Sutherland
Publication date:
January 9, 2023
Article Summary: 

The relationship between the Residential Tenancies Act and the Condominium Act, 1998 can be complex for individuals in the condo industry. Understanding the differences between condo and non-condo tenancies is crucial. Tenants in condos must comply with both the Landlord's Rules and the Condominium Act, 1998, and landlords should provide tenants with a copy of condo documents to ensure compliance. Condos have the authority to place certain restrictions on lifestyle, such as pet policies. Communication chains should be clear, and problems should be reported to the appropriate parties. There are various differences between tenants and unit owners in condos, including voting rights and the ability to bring legal proceedings against the condo. Landlord unit owners must balance obligations under the Condo Act and the Residential Tenancies Act. When addressing tenant compliance issues, condos should cooperate with landlords and provide evidence if necessary. Tenants do not have the right to commence applications against condos at the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT), but this may change as the CAT's jurisdiction evolves. As condo rentals increase, fostering harmonious relationships between occupants, landlord unit owners, and tenants is essential for building a harmonious community.


Residential Tenancies Act, Condominium Act 1998, condo tenancies, tenant compliance, landlord unit owners, Condominium Authority Tribunal, CAT, rental units, harmonious community, communication, condo documents, pet policies, voting rights.

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Stephanie Sutherland
Tenants, Landlord Unit Owners, and Condos: How to Create Harmony in Your Condo Community
January 9, 2023
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