Debunking Common Exterior Building Restoration Myths for New Condo Board Members

building restoration myths for condo boards

Congratulations on your new position as a condo board member! While you might be excited about your new role, it comes with a lot of responsibility, including assisting with condo renovation responsibilities like exterior building restoration projects. Here we help debunk common exterior building restoration myths to help you ace your first capital expense project…

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How to overcome common condo balcony issues

condo balcony

While condo balconies provide additional space to residents, they can also pose additional headaches for condo boards. Because each resident might have their own idea of how to use their balcony, boards should be prepared to handle resident complaints. Here is how your board can take a proactive approach to overcome common condo balcony issues.…

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The Most Common Condo Board HR Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Costly HR mistakes condo boards make

HR mistakes can contribute to staff turnover and disrupt day to day property operations. Here we look at the most disruptive HR mistakes condo boards make and how you can avoid them by hiring a property management company. Too Many Directions lead to HR Mistakes When more than one board member gets involved with staff…

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Most Common Condo Board Mistakes to Avoid

Common condo board mistakes to avoid

As a condo board member, your job is tough. You need to represent your community while not letting your own needs or beliefs fog your judgement. As well, every penny you spend ultimately must improve the value of the condo. All this while you selflessly volunteer your time. With so much riding on your actions,…

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The Top Lessons Condo Boards Learned in 2023

2023 condo roundup

Every year your condo community and its management learn from mistakes and triumphs that help inform your decisions in the new year. Here we look at the top lessons condo boards learned in 2023 to provide valuable insights that make your board wiser and stronger. Forensics Help Avoid Future Mistakes Forensics has become a popular…

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How Condo Board Management of “Nuisance Alarms” Saves Money

Condo Board Management Saves Money

Nuisance alarms are not just inconvenient. They can have long lasting repercussions that can lead not only to lost money, but also lost lives. Here’s how management of nuisance alarms can save money while helping to keep your community safe.  The Impact of Nuisance Alarms False fire alarms or “nuisance alarms” in condominiums impact your…

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Why Your Condo Board Must Include Residents In Fire Safety Plans

Condo fire safety plans

High-rise buildings in Ontario require fire safety plans under section 2.8 of the Ontario Fire Code. As a critical part of building safety, everyone who lives and works in the building must understand how the plan works and their role when a fire alarm goes off. Here we look at why your condo board must…

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How to Keep Your Condo Parking Scalable for Increasing EV Demand – Part 2

EV Condo Parking

In Part 1 of our series, we reviewed the importance of understanding your capacity, establishing an advisory committee, and creating an EV policy. Here we look at government funding, responsibility for initiating the installation, and details related to charges and charging station ownership.  Investigate ZEVIP  Look into the possibility of covering costs through the Zero…

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Spotlight On Condo Window Replacement With Useful Tips For Success

Condo Window Replacement

The windows of your condo property impact the building’s aesthetics, energy efficiency, and water/air tightness. When your condo board embarks on a window replacement project, addressing these factors is critical. Here, we spotlight condo window replacements with tips for success.  Timing for Condo Window Replacement A general rule of thumb is that windows require replacement…

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