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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchhill

Our Practice Areas
Our condominium law lawyers are a legal team with a breadth of experience in litigation, corporate law and condominium law, and all work together to facilitate providing you the best legal solutions for a condominium corporation.  Condominiums are not unlike a fourth level of government requiring democratic fairness, and reasonableness while operating within a balanced budget and a statutory framework.  Condominiums are also delicate as they require the management of material assets by a team created by the elected board (and other property management). It is critical that boards and property managers understand the legal parameters surrounding their actions in order for them to operate effectively.  We recognize that board of directors are comprised of individuals who care deeply about facilitating the well-being of their community, but who may still need the tools to carry out this mandate.  We provide the tools. 

Who We Are

Elia Associates, Professional Corporation, Barristers and Solicitors, is a unique law firm that focuses primarily on providing a full range of legal services to condominium corporations throughout Ontario, including common expense collection, Condominium Act (Ontario) interpretation, appropriate dispute resolution, civil litigation, Tarion warranty claims and day-to-day operation issues, such as rules, policy and procedure development and implementation.

From our condominium law focus, our team of lawyers is able to address corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, employment law, human rights law and real estate law matters both within and outside the condominium context. In addition to litigated dispute resolution, our lawyers are committed to finding the most appropriate dispute resolution method available, and to work with condominium corporations to address conflicts with a view to avoiding costly disputes.

Our Commitment

Elia Associates is committed to providing cost effective and practical legal solutions that meet the unique needs of a condominium corporation.  With our firm's enhanced legal expertise, we are better able to serve you in condominium law matters and in the complementary areas of civil litigation, employment, real estate, corporate, commercial, privacy and estates law.

Services We Provide

In the area of condominium law, we offer:

  • Declaration, By-law and Rule interpretation, amendment and enforcement
  • Comprehensive and customized common expense collection services
  • Construction deficiency and TARION advice for new condominiums
  • Policy and procedure development, including information management and enforcement policies
  • Complete negotiation, ADR and civil litigation services
  • Support for unit owners' and directors' meetings
  • Educational seminars, including director education and property management legal update

 

 

Latest Articles

The Insurance Myth

Subrogation and deductibles and standard units – oh my! The language used in insurance policies can be even stranger than being in Oz; but once you draw back the curtain, you can see that the magic isn’t all that complicated after all.

With the changes coming to the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”), specifically those changes coming to Section 105, there has been a flurry of activity on Boards to enact insurance deductible by-laws before the ability to do so is taken away.[1] Hand in hand with this activity has been a renewed dialogue between Owners and Boards regarding just what exactly is covered by the condominium corporation and what Owners need to take care of themselves. 

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NEWS: Marc Bhalla appeared on Zoomer Radio's Family on Air program

July 10, 2017

Marc Bhalla  appeared on Zoomer Radio's Family on Air radio broadcast on Sunday, July 2nd. 

The show, hosted by Ari Kaplan, focused on Neighbourhood Noise and Marc spoke to his experience with condominium mediation.

You can hear Marc's participation in this radio show at the 19:12 mark in the podcast recording of the episode, available below.

Please click here for more information about the Family on Air radio show.

 

 


 
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