If you missed our summer kick-off Q&A event that occurred on June 23, you can now listen to it as our latest podcast episode. 

Our team answered questions on the following topics:

  • Smoking; 
  • Insurance and Reserve Funds;
  • Electric Vehicle charging Stations;
  • Board Decision Making;
  • Tarion related issues; and
  • Requests for Records. 

We also announced the winner of our podcast contest at this event. 

Stay tuned for more episodes of Condopedia!! 

In this final episode of the Tarion mini-series, David and Emily talk about what happens when you need to appeal a decision by Tarion, the types of decisions that could be appealed, and the processes involved at the Licence Appeal Tribunal 

Thanks to all the listeners who has listened to every episode in this mini-series. Be on the look out for the final question for the contest! 

In this third episode of this mini-series, Christy and David discuss Conciliation. The pair discuss what conciliation is, why it is so important for the overall warranty process from a condominium corporation’s perspective, and technical points to be aware of while navigating this stage of the Tarion process.  

Our most recent condo crunch is now available. Recorded on May 19, 2022, the latest "crunch" discusses owners meetings: meeting mishaps and how to avoid them. 

The speakers were: 

  1. Jessica Weick: call to order, confirmation of scrutineer, confirmation of notice, and confirmation of quorum, and related key issues.
  2. Victoria Craine: common mishaps for proxies, AGM minutes, and audited financial statements
  3. Emily Deng - Elections and various voting issues that may arise.

In this epsiode, Cheryll Wood joins host David Lu in talking about the 1st and 2nd year Tarion warranties. The pair talk about what the warranties cover, some specific items of note when in the warranty process, and some overarching principles that condominium corporations should be mindful of. 

Be sure to stay tuned for the next episode in this mini-series! 

In this episode (the 1st of a 4 part series) Melinda and David discuss generally the new home warranty program in Ontario, administered by Tarion. Melinda and David delve into the topic generally and provide some overall takeaways for Ontario condominium Boards. 

Being the first episode of a four part series, the discussions touch on the topic more generally but is a primer for a more detailed discussion on specific Tarion topics that are to be discussed in upcoming episodes. So be on the look out for the 2nd episode of this series!



In this episode, Jim and David discuss a recent decision from the Superior Court of Ontario MTCC No. 1171 v Rebeiro 2022 ONSC 503. Jim and David discuss the background of the case, compliance applications (within the context of the Condominium Act) in general, and Jim delves into the past to discuss some memorable moments he has had on this topic. 



We are back with another Condo Crunch episode. This is a recording of the Condo Crunch session that occurred on February 17, 2022. 

The topic of discussion was items to consider when dealing with possible building defect claims. The discussion was divided up as follows:

  1. David discussed administrative considerations; 
  2. Victoria discussed issues related to insurance; and
  3. Christy dealt with considerations relating to limitation period issues.

As usual, Nancy was the host, keeping everyone on track. We have a bunch of content coming up this year so stay tuned! 


If you missed our Holiday Q&A that was held on December 9, don't worry here is a recording of the session. 

The topics and speakers are:

  1. Nancy - by-laws, starting at 2:36
  2. Cheryll - Rogue Owners and Directors, starting at 10:16
  3. Melinda - Smoking, starting at 19:10 
  4. Mohiminol - the CAT... and those Dogs, starting at 25:50
  5. Jessica - Access issues, condos and police, starting at 37:13
  6. David - Budget and Surpluses, starting at 44:32
  7. Emily - Status Certificates, starting at 51:05

There's some other goodies and trinkets within the episode, including info on a potential announcement embedded within the episode. But you will just have to listen to the recording to hear more. 

Happy Holidays from all of us at DHA. 


We're back with Part II of our two part condo crunch series on construction related issues. Recorded on October 29, 2021, the topics discussed were:

  1. Timeframe for prompt payment - David Lu, starting at 2:15 
  2. Key issues relating to the adjudication process built into the prompt payment regime - Christy Allen, starting at 11:00. 
  3. What if the owner doesn't want to make payment to the contractor, what are some bases, and related tricky issues, Jim Davidson, starting at 21:56. 

As usual, Nancy hosts this discussion designed to provide a high level overview of the subjects. 

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