Friday, 19 June 2015

Condo Insurance

I was renewing my policy and noticed a change I had not seen before that impacts us all. If you plan to be away from your unit for more than "3 DAYS" you need to make sure you have someone visit and check in or your insurance policy may refuse to pay should something happen. If I recall this used to be one week.

It is awful that these companies are eroding our benefits while continually increasing our costs and even worse when they appear to be doing all they can to avoid a payout. What good is the policy if we need to be lawyers in order to understand it and get hit at both ends (paying and getting benefits)
*rant over*

My point is, be aware that perhaps your policy contains this clause as well and if you have a leak or some other problem while you are away, you may be in for a nasty surprise unless you make sure someone visited every 3 days. (I mean really, that is a long weekend for heavens sake)

Friday, 12 June 2015

More Dog problems

Once again we are paying to clean up after dogs that have been let loose on the roof. I do not know about you but I am tired of my maintenance fees paying for ignorant dog owners.

Let's be clear (again) - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE ROOF AT ANYTIME.

While we are at it, ALL DOGS MUST BE ON A LEASH when not  in your unit.

It seems numerous owners/residnets think that rule only applies to others - "my dog is well mannered, etc"

Well, it is not only a Corporation Rule but it is Ontario Law for dogs to be leashed when outside. Not "big" dogs, or "other peoples" dogs but ALL dogs.

We need you to help with this, after all, you are paying as well. If you see someone with a dog off leash, tell them nicely to put it on a leash. If they refuse, note their unit number and call or email TAG. Likewise, if you see any dogs on the roof, tell nicely them to leave immediately. Note their unit and inform TAG.

Most dog owners follow the rules, it is the scofflaws we need to stop. This is your community, get involved to keep it neat and keep our fees going to things that help us all, not cleaning up after dogs.