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Condominium Law Services

  • Streamlined, fast lien administration through our LienRight software solution
  • Drafting and registration of bulk indemnity agreements
  • Creation of standard unit by-laws
  • All enforcement procedures, including: demand letters, mediation/arbitration proceedings and compliance order applications
  • Declaratory, by-law or rule drafting, amendments or interpretation
  • Shared facility agreements
  • Chairing annual, special general meetings, or information 'town-halls'

Today, condominiums account for almost one in two new homes built in Ontario. As their numbers and diversity increase, the complex rules that govern condominiums can create a challenge for Boards, property managers and developers. Specialized legal advice is essential in this intricate environment. We are proven condo specialists dedicated to working with clients to meet their condominium legal needs.

The SV Law Condominium Practice Group proudly offers the complete range of specialized legal services ensuring that your needs are met by our team of lawyers. Our central location and dedication to using technology to enhance our services means you can count on expert legal services, without the exceptional costs. We are committed to a clear, common sense approach to our services and fees that ensure you understand the destination from the outset.

Our team is comprised of experienced lawyers and law clerks who understand the complex condominium environment. We are active in the condominium industry, representing more than 500 condos across Ontario. Our lawyers are contributing members of several chapters of the Canadian Condominium Institute, as well as the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario, speaking and writing frequently on the subject of condominium law. The practice group is preparing the forthcoming textbook, "Condominium Law", part of the "Essentials of Canadian Law" series from Irwin Law.

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    Condominium Links

    Condominium Law Clerks / Assistants

    Guelph Office

    Bailey Langford

    (Condominium Management/Liens) T. 519 837 2100 Ext.234

    Jonathan Pettit

    (Condominium Development) ON LEAVE T. 519 837 2100 Ext. 319

    Terra Telford

    (Condominium Management/Liens) T. 519 837 2100 Ext. 313

    Rebecca Klingspohn

    (Condominium Development) T. 518-837-2100 x.343

    Mariann Jagnjic

    (Condominium Litigation) T. 519-837-2100 x.252

    Carolina Andrade

    (CONDO DEVELOPMENT) T. 519-837-2100 x.268
    Blog Posts
    Date Title

    Jul 7, 2014

    1716243 Ontario Inc. v. Muskoka Standard Condominium Corporation No. 54 [2014] O.J. No. 1359

    Apr 22, 2015

    The Importance of a Condominium’s Description

    Jan 28, 2016

    The Condominium Practice Group | Legal Update

    May 3, 2016

    The Liability Faced By Property Managers Preparing Status Certificates

    Jun 1, 2016

    Timelines in Cases of Condominium Maintenance and Repairs

    Oct 25, 2016

    Liabilities Resulting From Poor Record Keeping in Condominium Management

    Jan 25, 2017

    The Importance of Registering Liens Within 3 Months for Condominium Corporations

    May 9, 2017

    Condo Case Law Update: taking a reasonable approach to disruptive condominium tenants

    Jun 27, 2017

    York Condominium Corporation No. 163 v Robinson

    Oct 5, 2017

    Cheung v. York Region Condominium Corporation No. 759

    Feb 13, 2018

    Peel Condo Corp 166 v Ohri, 2017 ONSC 6438.

    Mar 8, 2018

    Toronto Condominium Corp. 1462 v Dangubic, 2018 ONSC 491

    Oct 23, 2018

    Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Condominiums

    Dec 11, 2018

    Condominiums, Cannabis and Human Rights

    Dec 11, 2018

    Condominiums and the Business Judgment Rule

    Dec 17, 2018

    Condominium Authority Tribunal: Records, Records and More Records

    Mar 22, 2019

    Rights of Entry: Is A Man’s Condo His Castle?

    Apr 29, 2019

    Appellate Courts Weigh in on Business Judgment Rule – 2.0.

    May 30, 2019

    Rights of Entry 2.0: Is A Man's Condo (Still) His Castle?

    Jun 6, 2019

    Decisions from the C.A.T.: Are Email Addresses A Record?

    Mar 13, 2020

    COVID-19 & Condos: Update #1 - Public Health

    Mar 18, 2020

    COVID-19 & CONDOS - Update #3 - Liens

    Apr 27, 2020

    COVID-19 & Condo: Update 4 – Electronic Meetings & AGMs

    May 4, 2020

    COVID-19 & CONDOS: Update 2 - Owners' Meetings & Dangerous Activities

    May 5, 2020

    COVID-19 & CONDOS: UPDATE #5 – Condos and Urgent Court Applications

    Jun 18, 2020

    Self-Managed Condos, Records & Lien Deadlines

    Jul 21, 2020


    Aug 4, 2020


    Sep 17, 2020

    Decisions From The CAT: Records Requests & Solicitor-Client Privilege

    More Blog Posts

    Date Title Type

    Jul 19, 2011

    Addressing the Condominium’s Address for Service


    Apr 20, 2006

    Buying and Selling Residential Condos


    Feb 5, 2010

    Condominium Conversions: A Legal Pendulum


    Jan 28, 2010

    Condominium Disputes & A.D.R.: A Recipe for Confusion?


    Dec 1, 2013

    Condominium Legal Update: Diamantopoulos v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 594


    Jan 1, 2013

    Condominium Legal Update: Dyke v. Metropolitan Toronto Condominium Corporation No. 972, [2013] ONSC 463 (S.C.J.)


    Nov 1, 2013

    Condominium Legal Update: Gordon v. York Region Condominium Corporation No. 818


    May 2, 2014

    Condominium Legal Update: Morley v. London Condominium Corporation No. 2 [2014] HRTO 371


    Mar 3, 2014

    Condominium Legal Update: Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 2095 v. West Harbour City (I) Residences Corp. 2013 ONSC 5987


    Jan 1, 2013

    Condominium Legal Update: Waterloo North Condominium Corp. No. 37 v. Silaschi


    Oct 1, 2013

    Condominium Legal Update: York Condominium Corporation No. 82 v. Bujold


    Aug 1, 2007

    Condominium Records: Still an “Open Book”?


    Dec 11, 1999

    Condominiums of all Shapes, Sizes and Forms


    Aug 1, 2012

    Dealing with Difficult People: A Legal Perspective


    Dec 18, 2010

    Elections and Condominiums


    Dec 18, 2010



    Dec 1, 2007

    Enforcement - A Path to Success


    Mar 1, 2011

    Fixing Broken Windows


    May 1, 2012

    How to Create, Amend or Repeal a Condominium’s Documents


    Dec 18, 2010

    Indemnity Agreement


    May 31, 2007

    Keeping the Lights On: Sub-Metering Contracts


    Dec 18, 2010

    Lien Process


    Dec 18, 2010

    Liens Power of Sale


    Dec 18, 2010

    Notice of Change of Address


    Dec 18, 2010



    Dec 20, 2013

    SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP is the Gold Sponsor for the "Your Condo Your Community" Conference in Kitchener


    Dec 18, 2010

    Standard Unit By-Law


    Nov 23, 2013

    The Canadian Condominium Institute Introduces the "Level 300 Governance"


    Nov 24, 2014

    The Condominium Practice Group | Legal Update


    Sep 25, 2014

    The Condominium Practice Group | Legal Update - September 2014


    Mar 29, 2011

    The Description: Lost in the Shuffle?


    Dec 1, 2012

    What Happens After the Mediation Ends?


    Jan 1, 2011

    What is a Condominium?


    Dec 18, 2010

    Workplace Violence and Harassment Policies


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