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The 4 Most Revealing KPIs Every Condo Board Should Track To Avoid Disaster

The financial and physical health of your condo depends on your board’s management. One of the basic management ...
Fraud and crime in condo corporations

Spotlight: Fraud & Crime in Condos (CPO Management Inc. Featured in ACMO’s Condominium Manager Magazine

Check out our latest feature in the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) Condominium Manager magazine - ...
condo collapse in Florida

5 Important Things Florida’s Surfside Condo Collapse Has Taught Boards

Florida’s Champlain Towers’ south condo collapse is a scenario all condo boards dread. Yet, lost life due to ...
water irrigation system in condos

Irrigation in Condos: 5 Ways Water Smart Irrigation Assessments Saves Money

Inefficiencies in water irrigation systems in condos can lead to costly water waste. Therefore your board needs to ...
New Ontario Condo Guide

What Boards Need to know About the Condo Guide

As of January 1, 2021 condo developers must provide the new Condo Guide to purchasers of residential new ...
poor communication with condo boards

Breaking Down Costs Of Poor Communication For Condo Boards

The efforts to maintain effective communication between condo boards and owners can take up a lot of time. ...
indoor air quality in condos

Property Managers: Just Washing Surfaces? What About Air Quality in Condos?

With the arrival of the pandemic, condo protocols focused on cleaning surfaces. This overlooked a far more dangerous ...
COVID impact on condos

COVID Impact on Condos: 5 Unexpected Ways it Interfered with Board’s Plans

COVID impact on condos has been felt throughout the GTA and beyond. Many condo boards could find the ...
post-pandemic workforce

Best Strategies For Condos Post-Pandemic Workforce Transition

In our blog How to Be Prepared for the Post COVID Workplace, we explained how to create the ...
condo insurance

Condo Insurance: Why Now Is The Time Boards to Plan For Insurance Challenges

As more buildings in the GTA age, the risk for major issues such as water damage rises. Here ...
Condo reopening amenities in Toronto

How To Avoid Mistakes When Reopening Condo Amenities

While the entire city of Toronto lets out a collective sigh of relief as restrictions ease, your condo ...
post COVID workforce

How To Be Prepared for The Post COVID Workforce

Wondering what your condo workforce will look like post COVID? Here we offer tips for creating a hybrid ...
deep retrofits

Your Condo Board’s Easy Overview of Deep Retrofits

Deep energy retrofits can save your condo as much as 60% or more on energy costs. Here’s an ...
reserve fund study provider

Find The Best Reserve Fund Study Provider for your Condo

Reserve Fund Studies provide important guidance for your board’s financing and maintenance plans. As such, you want to ...
condo garage maintenance

How To Keep On Top Of Your Condo’s Garage Maintenance

If your condo’s parking garage is over 20-years old, you should develop a five-year schedule for condition assessments. ...
Condo community garden

Condo Community Garden: How to Avoid Unexpected Challenges

A trend toward urban agriculture and condo gardens is opening up new concepts for condo designers. It’s also ...
energy retrofit for condos

Energy Retrofit – Condo’s Guide to Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficiency retrofits are meant to upgrade your property’s energy-consuming systems. In order to meet the needs of varying ...
value for money audit in the GTA

A Condo Board’s Guide To The Value For Money Audit

The Value for Money Audit was conducted by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. The survey was ...
Managing smoking complaints in condos

10 Things Condo Boards Should Know about Smoking Complaints

Smoking complaints - they happen in every condo. The question of smoking in condos continues to fuel the ...
Fire safety for condos in Ontario

Five Important Fire Safety Facts Condo Boards Should Know

Fire safety in condos is key. Which means condo boards should know the minimum requirements for fire safety ...
reserve fund underfunding

How To Use Reserve Fund Planning To Avoid Underfunding

You would think regular reserve fund studies help condo boards avoid underfunding their reserve funds. However, many boards ...
reserve fund study

Why Energy Efficiency is Critical to Reserve Fund Studies

Reserve fund studies provide a great opportunity to find upgrade projects for your condo corporation that also reduce ...
Increasing property value in condos

The Important Role Condo Boards Play in Property Value

According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, 2020 third quarter condo resales increased by 10.5 percent in the ...
reserve fund study beyond 30 years

How Looking Beyond 30 Years Improved Reserve Fund Study

Reserve fund study considers the life span of each component in a condo development. This helps condo boards ...
status certificate

Status certificate red flags and how to avoid them

Your condo status certificate is reviewed by the lawyers of potential buyers. A healthy certificate encourages people to ...
condo concierge

Elevate Your Condo Concierge Service & Improve Resident Relations

A condo concierge service provider has a difficult job. While most serve as a monitor for the comings ...
Top 5 condo lawsuits

Top Five Condo Lawsuits and How to Avoid Them

Condo owner disputes happen. And it can happen in any condo. Though when not properly handled, they can ...
New short-term rental laws

What Condo Boards Should Know About New Short-Term Rental Laws

Most condo boards followed the ongoing struggle between “ghost hotels” operating through services such as Airbnb and housing ...
pet bylaws

How Condo Boards Can Successfully Introduce New Pet Bylaws

As pet owners, we love our pets. As a result, introducing new pet bylaws to pet owners can ...
Condominium Manager magazine feature

NEWS SPOTLIGHT: CPO Management Inc. featured in ACMO’s Condominium Manager Magazine

Check out our latest feature in the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) Condominium Manager magazine, where ...
CAT dispute resolution system

Important Facts Every Condo Board Should Know About the Online Dispute Resolution System CAT

The moment your condo board encounters an owner dispute - you want a resolution pronto. Conflict and disagreements ...
new CAO disputes policy

What Condo Boards Need to Know About the New CAO Disputes Policy

Great news for condo communities in the GTA. The new CAO disputes policy has made it easier to ...
winter condo maintenance

Condo Winter Maintenance: The HOW-TO Guide

Nothing makes condo owners happier than seeing their hard-earned dollars at work. When you ensure your condo winter ...
condo elevator crisis in Toronto

Toronto Condo Elevator Crisis And How To Manage It

Condo corporations are under the gun as complaints of broken elevators rise. However, a shortage of trained elevator ...
Property management trends

5 Critical Property Management Trends You Need To Know in 2021

The way COVID-19 affected Toronto property managers showed us all how important responsive management is in the industry. ...
Green trends in condos in Toronto

Green Living: The Best Green Trends for Condos in 2021

Is your condo green? Want to jump on the bandwagon of green living? Many condo boards are pressured ...
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Condo Board Affairs: How to Avoid Unexpected Holiday Issues

The holidays can present unexpected issues difficult for a condo board to resolve. However, with a little planning ...
Holiday decoration rules for condo residents

Condo Holiday Decoration Rules for the Residents

And just like that, Halloween decor is out. Winter holiday decoration is in. But interestingly, many condo residents ...

How to Manage Condo Owner-Requisitioned Meetings

Owner-requisitioned meetings are called by the owners of the condo corporation. They can catch your board unawares, as ...
condo boards burnout

Condo Boards Burnout: Strategies to Avoid It

Condo boards are often the unsung heroes of the condo community. They step up to bat to help ...
condo welcome package

How to Create an Awesome Condo Welcome Package

To help new residents settle into a new condo community, the board of directors can do something to ...
condo committees

How Condo Committees Increase Your Board’s Productivity

When condo boards become overtaxed, it makes it difficult to remain productive. As a result, many important tasks ...
volunteering for condo boards

How to Encourage More Volunteers to Assist Condo Boards

Volunteering as a condo board member can be exhausting. The amount of work required tends to be more ...
Common condo board mistakes to avoid

Most Common Condo Board Mistakes to Avoid

As a condo board member, your job is tough. You need to represent your community while not letting ...
condo communication

How to Ace Condo Communication with Social Media

When condo boards strike the right notes in their communication it can really help build a happier, more ...
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How to Cope with Mental Health in Condos

One in five Canadians over the age of 18 will face mental health issues or mental illness in ...
energy waste in condos

Energy Waste in Condos: How to Fix the Top Inefficiencies

When Ontario introduced its Energy & Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) regulation it was a wakeup call to ...
property management companies in Toronto

How Boards and Property Management Companies in Toronto Can Build Better, Happier Condo Communities

Condo boards and property management companies in Toronto all want a better community for their residents, without infringing ...
Stage 3 reopening during COVID-19

What Condo Boards Need to Know About Stage 3 Reopening Now

Now that Ontario has entered Stage 3 reopening, it will be interesting to see how well we all ...
Language barriers in condos

How to Overcome Language Barriers in Condos

Communication is key when living in a condo community. Board members and residents must use effective communication. However, ...
diverse and inclusive community

How to Cultivate an Inclusive and Cooperative Environment

Today community diversity is more relevant than ever. Organizations that encourage employee contribution create a cooperative and inclusive ...
special assessments

What Condo Boards Should Know About Special Assessments

Special assessments are a condo owner’s worst nightmare. The assessment presents an extra charge on top of monthly ...
condo reserve fund

What You Need to Know About A Condo Reserve Fund

One of the most important aspects of a condo board’s responsibilities is managing financials. This can be a ...
condo property management companies in Toronto

How condo property management companies can identify the need for urgent repairs during COVID-19.

With self-isolation rules in place, your condo complex is working at full occupancy. That means residents might start ...
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COVID-19: How Boards and Property Management Companies in Toronto Can Protect the Most Vulnerable Residents

Condo maintenance became a lot more challenging with the arrival of COVID-19. The City of Toronto calls for ...
Condo Property Management Virtual Meetings

How to Run Great Virtual Meetings as Condo Property Management

In April 2020, Ontario Regulation 107/20 was amended to accommodate changes during the Covid-19 pandemic. This affects condo ...
Register liens for unpaid CEFs

How to Register Liens for Unpaid Condo CEFs

Understand why registering liens is critical to the health of your condo corporation The Common Expenses Fee (CEFs) ...
deferring CEFs

Potential Solutions for Condos Deferring CEFs

As a condo owner who's been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, you might be looking to reduce your ...
condo essential services

How to maintain essential services in a condo during COVID-19

The Ontario Government has issued an order for the closure of all non-essential workplaces during the COVID-19 crisis. ...
Electronic Means Bylaw for Condos

COVID-19: How to introduce an electronic means bylaw for condos

The current situation and the social distancing rules makes it difficult for condominium boards and corporations to remain ...
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COVID-19: Why condo corporations must continue to collect CEFs

As the coronavirus crisis continues, your condo corporation could come toe to toe with owners who feel that ...
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Effective condo management during COVID-19 period

As Ontario remains in almost full shutdown mode, condo management services have been deemed an essential service by ...
COVID-19 in condos

Three COVID-19 facts all Property Managers need to know

As the City of Toronto extends its self-isolation initiatives, people living and working in condo communities are facing ...
Coronavirus update

COVID-19 UPDATE: What Condo Managers and Boards Should Know About Coronavirus

Although the coronavirus seems to be spreading at a slower pace in Canada, it is important to remember ...
Airbnb rules

New Airbnb Rules for Toronto Condos

When the infamous video of a young woman throwing a chair off an Airbnb balcony emerged last year, ...
condo board elections

What You Need to Know About Condo Board Elections

Condo board elections take a lot of thought and consideration to ensure the board of directors is productive ...
Coronavirus

What do I need to know about Coronavirus today?

With the initial news that the deadly coronavirus was spreading in China, many Toronto residents couldn’t help but ...
Condo board conflict resolution

Conflict Resolution Strategies for a Condo Board

Conflict between a Condo Board of Directors and residents is more common than you'd think. With so many ...

Reserve Fund Study for condos

Everything you need to know about reserve fund study. Whether you sit on a condo board of directors ...

Self-managed condos vs. hiring property management

Should you hire a property management company or can you manage your condo as a corporation? Looking for ...
how to pick a property management company

How to pick a property management company for your condo

Choosing the right property management company for your condo is one of the key decisions a condo board ...

What does Board of Directors in a condo do?

The role and responsibilities of the Board in a condo corporation in the GTA  If you are considering ...