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B.C. report says condo insurance market ‘unhealthy,’ premiums up 40 per cent

June 16, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A report commissioned by the B.C. government says insurance premiums for condominium buildings have increased by as much as 40 per cent year over year while deductible costs have tripled. Blair Morrison, chief executive officer of The B.C.

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This commercial line’s hard market has reached ‘crisis’ point

January 29, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

The difficulties some condominium corporations are having in finding insurance has reached a “crisis” Canada-wide, a lawyer told a committee of Ontario legislators looking at proposed changes to the province’s condominium law. “We’re facing a condominium insurance crisis across the

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What happens if a condo client’s marijuana use offends the neighbours?

January 28, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

With the legalization of recreational cannabis, what happens when there is a dispute between neighbours in a condominium and how does a condo corporation or board handle it? A lot of condominium corporations have passed rules around odours, says Armand

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How this paperwork accident gave condo dweller stamp collection coverage

March 7, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

For insurance professionals who put together renewal packages, some mistakes are worse than others. A case in point is sending a “quality package” that refers to a different kind of policy, rather than the policy you are renewing for the

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Courts examine how condo corporations recoup common-area repair costs

October 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A dispute between a condominium corporation and a unit owner – ultimately arising from frozen water pipes – has landed at the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2015, the condominium board of the Erindale Village complex passed a resolution requiring