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Recipe for Stress-Free AGM Preparation

Preparing for an AGM involves a lot of work and can be quite stressful. The new Act adds a few new requirements, but also provides a few ways to facilitate things.

As is always the case, the trick is to plan ahead, plan in detail, and execute the plan in a timely manner. There are […]

Managing a Manager’s Workload

Time Management Tips for Condominium Property Managers

As a general rule – daily, weekly, monthly and annual tasks required of a Condominium Property Manager can and should be scheduled.  It’s easy to use calendars and checklists to plan out your regular activities.  Good Managers have already developed these tools for use on their properties.

But in […]

How to Retain Successful Condominium Managers

The condominium industry landscape is always shifting. Market and regulatory pressures mean you need to have property managers in place who can juggle both while meeting the needs of all stakeholders.

There’s no doubt that finding qualified condominium managers can be highly challenging; the introduction of the Protecting Condominium Owners Act  has put into […]

Is it ever okay to say ‘no’ to the condominium board?

When you’ve been hired to manage a condominium, it can sometimes put you in a difficult position. If you’re doing your job properly, then serious conflicts will be avoided. But what happens when the condominium board sets out a policy that goes against the advice of management?

The sad reality is that conflicts of interest […]

Parking Structures Consultation Webinar

From the Ministry of Municipal Affairs:

As you may be aware, on December 14, 2017, Ontario passed Bill 177, Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017. Schedule 2 of this Bill outlined proposed changes to the Building Code Act, 1992. These amendments enable the ministry to establish Building Condition Evaluation Programs for prescribed types of […]

Tips for Dealing with Trauma as a Condominium Manager

Over my 20-year history as a Condominium Manager I have encountered several traumatic situations that have challenged my strength, experience and perseverance including two fires that exceeded 5 million dollars in property damage. I have learned from the “highs and lows” and encourage Condominium Managers to consider the following tips to assist in any […]

ACMO recognizes launch of condominium management licensing Authority

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO, ON, November 1, 2017 – The Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) wishes to congratulate the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) on the launch of its program to administer licences to professional condominium managers.

ACMO has been the leading provider of condominium management education in Ontario for 40 years. […]

New Condominium Law Changes

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services released fact sheets to help condominium managers and owners navigate the new regulations.

Follow the link below to read the Ministry’s message and access the fact sheets.

What condo owners and managers need to know about the condo […]

Condominium corporations required to register and pay assessment fees

 

Attention all condominium corporations!

It’s been one month since the CAO launched its website to the public with a goal to help improve condominium living by providing services and resources for condo owners.

As part of the changes to the Condominium Act, 1998, that came into effect on September 1, 2017, all condominium corporations in […]

Licensing Update – Early Application Discount

CMRAO will offer a 10% early application incentive on the initial licence fee for individuals and firms who submit their application between November 1 and December 15, 2017 and pay their initial license fee within 30 days of receiving their approval notice.

You can find a complete list of fees on the CMRAO’s website at http://cmrao.ca/notice-of-fees/