|An owner of a unit
in a condominium corporation has both rights and
obligations. That is a given. However, management is quick to insure
that the owners know their obligations but are shy about insuring that
the owners know their rights.
An owner is required to pay their fees and special assessments in a timely manner. They must also follow all the corporation’s by-laws and rules. That's about it.
The owners are not obliged to attend the owner meetings, vote at the AGMs or submit a proxy. They do not have to participate in any of the building's social events or use any of the amenities.
Pretty straight forward.
||The right to inspect the condominium corporation’s records.|
||The owners appointment of an external auditor and annual audits of financial affairs|
||The right to requisition a meeting to consider corporation business.|
||The right to requisition a meeting to rescind or amend the rules.|
||The right to remove directors by a vote of owners.|
||Unit owner votes are required to ratify some board decisions.|
||The corporation must have an adequately funded Reserve Fund.|
||The directors must follow a statutory standard of care.|
||An owner can apply for the appointment of an inspector.|
||An owner can apply for the appointment of an administrator.|
||An owner can request a judge for court orders to force the board to comply with the Condo Act or with the corporation’s declaration, by-laws or rules.|
||An owner can ask a judge for an oppression remedy order.|
||In certain situations, an owner
can take the condo corporation and/or the property management company
to a Human Rights Tribunal.