“But lots of good out there. We need to share best practices & success stories.”
—from a condo industry magazine

This is a critical look at the condominium industry. There are critics for restaurants, books, theatre, movies, architecture and politics, so why not condos? How else to counter the condo industry's endless supply of "happy news".

Here is where I write on how condos went from being inexpensive housing for people with lower incomes to becoming a variety of organizational structures that combine the builder's desire to make a profit , owners looking to live in a nice home, investors looking to make a buck and the government's needing to download their social responsibilities onto the private sector.

Renting, buying & selling
Thinking of buying a condo? It should also be read by anyone thinking of buying a condominium as condos are far from being a risk-free investment.

Condo living
This section covers almost all you need to know about living in a multi-unit complex.
“The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its
  pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.”

—William Lloyd Garrison

This website has little to say to those who want to live the condo carefree lifestyle by paying one cheque a month so others will do all their worrying for them.  However, if you want to know how a condo corporation is governed and managed this section is for you.

When condo living goes bad
This is the heart of this website.

The dark side of condos
What most people don't want to talk about.

Legal disputes
I hope this website will shed some light on how you can stay out of serious trouble with your board.

Most owners don't understand how a condo corporation operates and therefore when they run afoul of the property manager or the board, they can very quickly get into serious legal and financial difficulties.

At the first threat of legal action, an owner needs a legal opinion from a lawyer that is experienced in condominium law.

This is a huge section that includes a lot of additional information on everything from:
• condos in other countries.
• links & references.
• videos and books.
• additional reports on condo issues.

It is very important that you do not consider anything contained in this website to be legal advice. If you are, or think you may become, in conflict with your board of directors it is important to get timely legal advice from a lawyer who specializes in condominium law.

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