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Energy Reduction Programs for Condos

RECORDED EVENT:

Understanding, Implementing & Delivering

Learn about energy reduction programs for condos maximizing government incentives available through the Energy Program and capturing rebates to create Condo Fee Surplus.

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Presented by PL Energy Services

Every property managed by Larlyn deserves special care and attention. Each month we host various complimentary training sessions for our Board Members. This educational series is specialized to meet the needs of today’s new and advanced board members. Training topics vary each month from the latest technologies available in the industry to seminars on how to maximize your reserve fund investments and much much more! To attend events live, contact your Property Manager to learn about upcoming events in your area to “learn with Larlyn.”

RECORDED EVENT:

Twists & Turns of Condo Enforcement

Learn about obligations of the Board under the Ontario Condominium Act and Common Law to enforce Rules/Declaration and 4 steps related to dealing with complaints and violations.

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Presented by Shawn Pulver, Macdonald Sager Manis LLP

Every property managed by Larlyn deserves special care and attention. Each month we host various complimentary training sessions for our Board Members. This educational series is specialized to meet the needs of today’s new and advanced board members. Training topics vary each month from the latest technologies available in the industry to seminars on how to maximize your reserve fund investments and much much more! To attend events live, contact your Property Manager to learn about upcoming events in your area to “learn with Larlyn.”

RECORDED EVENT:

Proposed condo changes in Ontario

Ontario is currently participating in condo act reform to strengthen the rights of people who buy and live in condominiums.

This extremely well received webinar discussed key changes proposed in legislation. These proposed changes have not been passed by the legislature yet. Reforms are subject to change and the act may be revised during the legislative process.  We will also discussed the process itself – what has happened to date and where we go next.

Armand G.R. Conant, partner with Shibley Righton LLP Barristers and Solicitors and expert in Condominium Law and Real Estate gave a wonderful, “down to earth” presentation as he discussed the following:

  • Consumer Protection – for owners and buyers
  • Financial Management
  • Condo Authority & Dispute Resolution (the Tribunal)
  • Governance – How to run a corporation
  • Licensing of Condo Property Managers (Condominium Management Services Act, 2015)
  • The Reform Process – how we got here, where we are, next steps in process

Thank you again Armand for joining us so that we may “learn with Larlyn.”

The webinar recording will be available as soon as possible.

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PAST EVENT:

Scott Fischer, RPA, CRP, a consultant with First Condo Group, met with board members in person and through a live webinar to to improve knowledge required for making better decisions for their condo communities as a member of the Board of Directors. Discussions included: 

  • Understanding your Reserve Fund Study and its importance
  • Basic framework for a reserve fund required by Ontario legislation
  • The requirement for an Insurance Appraisal under the Ontario Condo Act

First Condo’s Team of Certified Reserve Planners, Professional Engineers, and Insurance Appraisers have been providing professional services to the condominium industry since 1978.  We are grateful for their expertise so that you could “learn with Larlyn.”

This webinar was unable to be recorded but you may access his presentation slides here: Insurance Appraisals and Reserve Fund Studies.

 

RECORDED EVENT:

FINAL PART of a THREE PART Series

Condo boards, staffed by volunteer owners, are legally obliged to have insurance covering their buildings, from common areas like the lobby, to the basic structure of the private units. Individual owners are separately responsible for the value of their own furniture and any improvements they make to their condos, like the installation of hardwood floors.  Many realtors, owners and even board members are unaware of the complexities of condo insurance.

Join Wendy Wildeman of Rogers Insurance Ltd as she continues to unravel the mystery of Condo Insurance.  This event will cover How to Manage Your Risk and Mitigate Losses:

  • common sense prevention tips to protect your property
  • importance of contracts
  • advice to keep rates low

Due to the differences in regulations and acts between the provinces, we are happy to provide two SEPARATE events applicable to the individual provinces:

Click here to view the ONTARIO WEBINAR RECORDING

ONTARIO PRESENTATION SLIDES:  – Condo Insurance – Part 3 – ONTARIO

Due to tecnical difficulties, the recording of the ALBERTA presentation is currently unavailable.

ALBERTA PRESENTATION SLIDES: – Condo Insurance – Part 3 – ALBERTA

Part One: Condo Insurance 101 available here.

Part Two: Basic Claims Process available here.

Downloadable E-Book covering all presentations available here.

 

RECORDED EVENT:

PART TWO of a THREE PART Series

Building on Condo Insurance 101 which discussed basic terminology, how condo acts and by-laws apply, what’s included in a standard condo insurance policy, responsibilities of unit owners and board of directors and the importance of proper appraisals, Wendy Wildeman of Rogers Insurance Ltd. continues to unravel the mysteries of Condo Insurance.

In these recordings, we cover:

  • Basic Claims Process
  • The 2 Important Questions Which Determine if a Claim Will Be Accepted
  • Excluded Perils
  • How to be Prepared
  • Examples of Actual Approved and Denied Condo Insurance Claims

Due to the differences in regulations and acts between the provinces, we are happy to provide two SEPARATE events applicable to the individual provinces:

Click here to view the ALBERTA WEBINAR RECORDING

Click here to view the ONTARIO WEBINAR RECORDING

You can also download a copy of Wendy’s presentation without the audio here:

ALBERTA PRESENTATION SLIDES: – Condo Insurance Part 2 – Alberta

ONTARIO PRESENTATION SLIDES:  – Condo Insurance Part 2 – Ontario

PART THREE: Risk Management: common sense tips to prevent loss and protect your property, the importance of contracts and advice to keep rates low.

Downloadable E-Book combining all  presentations in one handy, illustrated reference available here.

RECORDED EVENT:

PART ONE of a THREE PART Series

Condo boards, staffed by volunteer owners, are legally obliged to have insurance covering their buildings, from common areas like the lobby, to the basic structure of the private units. Individual owners are separately responsible for the value of their own furniture and any improvements they make to their condos, like the installation of hardwood floors.  Many realtors, owners and even board members are unaware of the complexities of condo insurance.

Join Wendy Wildeman of Rogers Insurance Ltd as she starts at the beginning explaining the basics of Condo Insurance including:

  • basic terminology
  • how condo acts and by-laws apply
  • what’s included in a standard condo insurance policy
  • responsibilities of unit owners
  • responsibilities of board of directors
  • the importance of a proper appraisals
  • and a whole lot more!

Due to the differences in regulations and acts between the provinces, we are happy to provide two SEPARATE events applicable to the individual provinces:

Click here to view the ONTARIO WEBINAR RECORDING

ONTARIO PRESENTATION SLIDES: Condon Insurance 101 – Ontario

Click here to view the ALBERTA WEBINAR RECORDING.

ALBERTA PRESENTATION SLIDES: Condo Insurance 101 – Alberta

PART TWO: Basic Claim Process, Excluded Perils, how to be prepared and share examples of actual claims.

PART THREE:Risk Management: common sense tips and beyond to help with the mitigation of losses, advice to keep rates low and take precautions to protect your property.

Downloadable E-Book combine all presentations in one handy, illustrated reference available here.

 

A condominium’s financial health DEPENDS on its annual budget.

Set by the Board of Directors, this tool ensures fees cover operating expenditures and the reserve fund is in place for replacements and non-routine repairs in the future.

The online training event was recorded for those who couldn’t attend live or would like to review part of the presentation.  You can listing and follow along with the slides as Jackie Costello, Regional Manager for Southwestern Ontario discusses what to look for in a budget:    

  • Maintenance Fees    
  • Reserve Funds    
  • Special Assessments    
  • Surplus and Contingency  Funds

She explains what is included, considerations to be made and implications of the decisions made by the board of directors during the process.

WEBINAR RECORDING:  Condo Budgeting

You can also download a copy of Jackie’s presentation without the audio here:

SLIDES: Budgeting Webinar – Nov 4 2014

For a recording of our past event, “How to Read Your Condo Financial Statements” click here.

 

 

 

 

Do numbers make you uncomfortable? Do you just glaze over the package provided each month hoping someone else actually understands them?

Financial Statements are meant to be a decision making tool helping members of the Condo Board of Directors ensure the corporation is using fees collected by owners the best way possible and that they are prepared appropriately for the future.  Larlyn takes pride in providing detailed, accurate and timely financial statements making them available through DirectorConnections.com 24/7.  We believe it is equally important to understand exactly what are you reading and what it means to your corporation so the right changes can be made if and when necessary.

Our first “Learn With Larlyn” Webinar presentation was a success!  

The online training event was recorded and we are excited to share it with those who couldn’t attend live or would like to review part of the presentation.  You can listen  and follow along with the slides as Cody Koester, Manager – Client Accounting discusses what’s in a typical Condo Financial Statement Package and how to read them so members of the Board of Directors can use them as a tools to make the best decisions for their corporations.  

WEBINAR RECORDING:  How to Read Your Condo Financial Statements

You can also download a copy of Cody’s presentation without the audio here:

 SLIDES:  How To Read Your Condo Financial Statements