Condo Tips

Seasonal Tips for Winter

With the arrival of snow, we are reminded that winter is on its way!  We wish to take this opportunity to remind all persons of a few important reminders so as to ensure to stay safe through this season. -    If not already completed it is recommended that a full inspection be completed of...

Halloween Safety Tips and Reminders

With the festivities of Halloween approaching we wish to take this opportunity to provide a few reminder and tips for everyone to with respect to Halloween.  Tips & Reminder for Townhome Communities We would encourage all residents to leave external lighting on, especially if...

Seasonal Considerations for Fall

With the winter season approaching there are many considerations property management must take into account related to a Condominium Corporation.   As part of our seasonal process a full site inspection is completed of your condo by your Property Manager. We follow-up by ensuring that all...

Garage Door Damages “Who Pays”?

Ontario drivers have responsibilities when operating a vehicle.  In Ontario drivers are required to have vehicle insurance and are responsible to report accidents to the Police or at a Collision Reporting Centre when the damage is over $1000.  Collisions on private property such as the...

Summer Parking Reminders

With the warmer weather upon us we can all appreciate everyone’s desire to entertain at their homes.   As a result parking can often become a problem within any Condominium Townhome Community.  Following are some common sense parking reminders from Malvern's Operations Manager: Andre LeBlanc,...

ARE YOUR CONDOMINIUM CONTENTS AND UPGRADES INSURED?

One question Property Managers are regularly asked is whether a Unit Owner needs condominium insurance.  The answer is YES!  Both the Condominium Corporation and the Unit Owner should have their own insurance coverage.  However each policy covers different items. Condominium Corporations are...

The City of Toronto’s “Towering Challenge”

Mayor John Tory recently announced a "Towering Challenge" for condominium buildings and apartments in the City.  The goal of the challenge is to divert as much recycling and organic material away from landfills as possible. According to the City, "Toronto residents living in apartments,...

Electronic Proxies

As many Unit Owner’s and Board of Directors can appreciate from time to time it can be difficult to receive the necessary quorum for a Condominium Corporation to conduct business.   This can result in meetings having to be re-scheduled at significant costs to the Corporation and/or necessary...

Electronic Correspondence

Have you signed up to receive electronic correspondence for your Unit yet? Last year, Malvern Condominium Property Management launched an initiative that allows the Condominium Corporations under our management to provide electronic correspondence the all Unit Owners via their community...

Buying a Resale Condo

There are several ways in which a consumer can protect their investment in a condominium unit.  The Ontario Government recently released great information on consumer protection when buying a resale Condominium. Below are some highlights of the article posted on www.ontario.ca Consider...