Condo Tips

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...

Fire Safety in Highrises

Do you know what you do in the event of a fire in your high-rise building?  Here are some great tips from Toronto Fire Services (The original article can be found...

NEWSFLASH – Condo Act Reform

Following are details released by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services regarding the proposed changes to the Condominium Act 1998.  More details on the proposed changes can be found on the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services webpage...

Malvern Minutes

We are proud to announce that Malvern Condominium Property Management has released our first issue of "Malvern Minutes" - our new quarterly report exclusive to owners in condominium communities under our management!  In our first issue we introduce the new publication, review licensing of...

Service Requests

Have you used our Service Requests feature yet?  It's never been easier to request maintenance or even just information related to your community! Since we first launched Service Requests on our Nexus Community Websites in October, nearly 100 unit owners have taken advantage of the enhanced...

New Condo Act – coming this Spring?

The Condominium management industry has been bracing itself waiting for the introduction of a new Condominium Act.  What changes can we expect and when? Condo Business magazine recently interviewed David Orazietti, Minister of Government and Consumer Services.  Full details of the interview...