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AdministratorSeptember 11, 2023 at 8:41 am
I concur with my learned colleagues.
At a principle level, It is in the best interests of all owners that timely access be provided to any unit to ensure the safety of owners and to identify potential risks to the corporation as a whole.
Many condos do not conduct annual internal inspections. I know inspections are controversial but each owner has a legal responsibility to the corporation to manage their own unit properly and allow condo corp inspections. I favour internal inspections of all units at least yearly.
Inspections can identify issues like water leaks from plumbing or from the outside, hoarding or other issues that can impact others. (60% of insurance losses relate to water issues).
I concur: consult legal counsel. Be gentle but direct and persistent. Don’t allow your condo to be bullied.