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Flaws show up in consumer protection legislation

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By John De Vellis

Condo board’s move to terminate developer’s agreement victim of conflicting sections of the law

The Condominium Act, 1998, is consumer protection legislation. It therefore has unique features designed to protect condominium owners.

One of those features is section 112 of the act, which allows a condominium corporation, within one year of the date purchasers assume control of the board (called “turnover”), to terminate certain agreements entered into on the corporation’s behalf by the developer-controlled board. There are no conditions in the section.

Another consumer protection feature...