The Condominium Authority of Ontario has just released its guide on Conducting Owners’ meeting During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Owners and Directors Need to Know.
Many condominium corporations have now had their first virtual meeting and after experiencing the process, are seeing some of the benefits of using technology for conducting owners meetings. We expect to see the continuation of virtual meetings and electronic voting as the “preferred” way to hold owners meetings, even once the pandemic is over.
Now that condo corporations are doing virtual meetings, many managers, board members and even condo lawyers, are asking questions about how voting works with virtual meetings.
Over the past few weeks there has been lots of discussion among board members and condo managers about getting ready to hold “hybrid” meetings. But when you ask what exactly is a hybrid meeting, the answer usually is “a virtual meeting and an in-person meeting”.
After some early resistance, the COVID-19 pandemic initially made virtual meetings the only way for condominium Boards to continue conducting the business of their corporations.
I am hearing reports that many condominiums are postponing their annual general meetings (“AGMs”) due to COVID-19 instead of using virtual means to hold them. Some condominiums are also avoiding decisions that could result in a requisition by owners, such as making changes to the common elements, assets, or services under Section 97 of the…
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