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Ask the Lawyer: can condo board “kick out” resident owners and have closed meetings?

Is it legal for a condo board to have “closed” monthly meeting? WE were “kicked” out of a monthly meeting.

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The Condominium Board, generally, has the right to conduct closed door meetings so that they can discuss confidential matters.

 

Answer: “The board of directors’ meetings are usually closed to owners unless an owner requests to attend.  The reason these meetings are closed to owners is because quite often issues are discussed that require confidentiality. In other words, issues may be discussed that deal with specific unit owners or potential or ongoing litigation that the corporation is involved with. However, the unit owners are entitled to see copies of minutes from  board meetings. But portions of the minutes may be redacted as it contains information that owners are not permitted to see as set out in section 55 of the Condominium Act,1998.” 

RICHARD P. HOFFMAN

Richard Hoffman has been a member of DelZotto, Zorzi LLP since 1992, practicing in the area of condominium law. He has represented condominium corporations and unit owners through all stages of the litigation process and at all levels of Ontario Courts (Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal). He is well experienced in handling all types of condominium litigation, from applications to enforcing compliance with declarations, by-laws or rules, to handling multi-million dollar claims for budget misrepresentation. He has also advised condominium corporations of various sizes on all facets of condominium law.

Richard is presently a member of the Canadian Condominium Institute and regularly lectures on contract and agency law in the condominium context at Humber College, as well, he is a regular contributor to various condominium magazines and has contributed to the condominium section of the Toronto Star.

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