Hi everybody, it’s me, Condo Chris Borkowski. I’m a broker with Re/Max Hallmark and today I’m in my client’s bathroom. This is a freshly renovated bathroom and I’m here to tell you a few tips about condo renovation in the City of Toronto.

Listen, if you’re thinking of doing a renovation in your condo, the most important thing to that you have to do is notify your board of directors. You have to notify them in writing before you do any kind of major renovation. I’m not talking cosmetic, I’m talking structural. You want to change a bathroom like my client did, or you want to put in a loft, make a structural change, you have to let them know. Not only do you have to- you can’t just call them, you have to let them know in writing.You know, all condominiums are governed by a piece of legislation called The Condominium Act. If you look in Section 98 of that act, you can see all the rules that apply to doing renovations. They state that you have to notify your board of directors in writing or the board of directors can not only force you to change your renovations back to what they were, they can sue you. They can apply a special assessment to the unit and they can even mandate how long they have to pay them back.

So do yourself a favor. Before you do a condo renovation, write it out in writing, give it to your board of directors, and have them approve it. It’s going to save you a lot of effort, time, and money in the long run. My name’s Chris Borkowski. I hope my tips helped you out. If you’d like any more information, please, give me a call.

If you have any questions, or you’re looking to buy or sell a Toronto condo, Toronto real estate investment, or office space, call me at 416-486-5588 or email condochris@gmail.com.