MGC101 - Condominium Law

Outline info
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Subject Title
Condominium Law

Subject Description
MGC101 covers all aspects of the law and documents that govern condominiums, with emphasis placed on the Condominium Act, 1998. Related governance documents, including Declarations, by-laws and rules will be covered as well as how and when to use lawyers and other professionals. You will learn how to discuss and explain documentation and find information. Other legislation affecting condominiums will also be discussed.

Credit Status
1 Credit.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

  1. Overview of the Condominium Act, 1998 and Definitions
  2. Registration and Creation
  3. Ownership
  4. Corporation - General, Directors and Officers
  5. Corporation - Directors and Officers continued andTransfer of Control and Owners
  6. Corporation - By-laws and rules, Auditors and Financial Statements
  7. Sale and Lease of units - Disclosure Requirements, Sale of Units, Lease of Units
  8. Operation - Common Expenses, Repairs and Maintenance
  9. Operation - Changes to Common Elements and Assets, Insurance
  10. Operation - Amendments to Declaration and Description, Termination of Agreements, Miscellaneous
  11. Types of Condominiums, Agency Law
  12. Construction contracts, aging buildings, major repairs, Tarion, Resolving Building deficiencies
  13. Contract Law, Discharging the Contract, Service Contracts
  14. Construction Lien Act, Negligence Law, Tort Law, Defamation and Intellectual Property
  15. Human Rights, Health and Safety
  16. Environmental Law and Waste Management

Mode of Instruction

This subject is delivered online. This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.

Prescribed Texts

Title Condominium Law REQUIRED
Author Joy Mathews & Benjamin J. Rutherford, Rutherford & Mathews, PC Barristers & Solicitors
Publisher ACMO
Edition 2018
ISBN 978-1-989023-07-5  (88880061634)
Special Instructions Students must order from the Mohawk College bookstore at

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Assignments are due on the dates specified. Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor immediately, prior to when your assignment is due, so an appropriate course of action can be established. Late assignments may be subject to a penalty of up to 10% per week and will not generally be accepted beyond two weeks after the assignment due date.

In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail.  Please ensure that all assignments and reports are properly documented.

Students are referred to the following web site for the Seneca College Library MLA Style Guides, Academic Honesty Policy and Copyright guidelines:  


Dates for evaluations are specified in the weekly schedule addendum to this outline. The evaluation process may include, but is not limited to, tests, exams, assignments or presentations. Any absences or missed submissions due to medical or other reasons must be supported by medical or other appropriate documentation within one (1) week of the due date. The faculty and program area must be notified immediately in the even of a missed evaluation. Upon acceptance of the documentation, the weighting of the missed deliverable will normally be applied to the final exam.

English Competency:

The ability to communicate effectively is essential for success in business. Therefore, you must demonstrate English competency in this course in both oral and written work. Ensure your written work includes correct sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Always spell check, edit and proofread your work.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme: 

Assignment(s) 30%
Final Exam 70%

The passing grade for this course is 60%, provided that students also achieve a passing grade of 51% on the final exam.

Academic Program Manager:
Emiliano Introcaso

Approved by: Jean-pierre Patry