Himelfarb Proszanski has years of experience facilitating numerous condominium purchases and sales throughout the Greater Toronto Area. We practice in all areas of condominium, real estate, and corporate law. We provide practical and cost-effective advice on matters such as unit owners’ rights and responsibilities, condominium finances, owners’ meetings, insurance matters, disputes between owners, tenants, and/or condominium corporations.
We also review and provide succinct analyses of the Condominium Act, 1998, declarations, by-laws, and rules to ensure that our clients are equipped with the necessary knowledge required for condominium ownership.
Our lawyers have significant experience before all levels of courts in Ontario and will zealously represent clients in condominium related disputes, such as construction lien litigation, Condominium Act enforcement matters, and Tarion claims, among others. We also provide a full range of services with respect to alternative dispute resolution, including representing our clients in negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations.
We handle a number of matters and encourage you to contact us regarding any condominium-related issue, including but not limited to, the following:
- Human Rights complaints against condominium corporations
- Drafting declarations, by-laws, rules and amendments thereto
- Contract review
- Opinions on condominium-related matters
- Chairing annual general meetings and requisitioned meetings of owners
- Enforcement of the Condominium Act, 1998, declarations, by-laws and rules
- Employment contracts
- Appointing an administrator
- Dealing with problem owners or tenants
- Section 98 Alteration Agreements
- Transfers from declarants to condominium corporations
- Condominium liens
- Advising on directors’ duties and obligations
- Eviction of superintendents after termination of employment with a condominium corporation
Important points to consider regarding condominium ownership
Owning a condominium is not the same as traditional freehold ownership. Condominium ownership is a form of “shared ownership.” When purchasing a new condominium unit, there often are significant fees and unanticipated closing costs. Furthermore, there will be strict rules to follow. Some condominiums do not allow pets, others may place restrictions on the number of occupants permitted in a condominium unit. There may also be restrictions on exclusive use common elements, such as patios, balconies, and terraces, parking spaces, as well as restrictions on renovations and structural alterations to units. It is vitally important that potential purchasers of condominium units consult a knowledgeable lawyer who specifically practices in the area of condominium law. We review and advise clients on purchase and sale documents, declarations, by-laws, and rules to facilitate a hassle free transaction. In addition, once you have moved into your condominium unit, we provide services should any disputes arise. If you have a condominium related matter, please call John Moher at 1-877-820-1210 ext. 335.
Mr. Moher joined Himelfarb Proszanski after successfully handling complex condominium matters at a boutique law firm specializing in condominium law. Mr. Moher obtained his LL.B. at Osgoode Hall Law School. He also received an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario, graduating with distinction. Mr. Moher is a member of the Canadian Condominium Institute and the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations. He has also authored several condominium law related articles.