Condo Owners & Balcony Bylaws

Toronto’s high-rise residences are growing by the day – one of the only ways to have a piece of outdoor living is to have a balcony.

However, balconies can be a bit complicated when you’re looking to add decor, plants, furniture or any sort of appliance.

Here are a few important things to consider:

BBQ’s:

Nothing says summer like a barbecue gettogether! However, most often barbeques are illegal on balconies. Some residents are lucky to have a gas line built-in for a combustible model, while others may not be able to have a grill at all. Not only can propane present a huge fire, smoke, and smell hazard concern for neighbours, but there are also laws that specify how propane tanks can only be moved if a list of criteria is met. It’s also against the law to take them up main elevators!

Cement & Greenery:

Cold, grey stone isn’t exactly inviting, and although tiles and turf designed for outdoors may add warmth to an outdoor space, you will have to check with your condo’s board. A lot of condos have banned these additions due to fire risks from flying cigarette butts. Some buildings have even banned area rugs!

As for your green thumb, you may need to go easy. Although the majority of condos will allow plants, you will need to be mindful of the height and placement, also due to fire hazards. There may also be weight restrictions for large, dirt-filled planters and tall arrangements. Ceiling planters are almost never allowed, so container planting is usually the way to go!

Storage: 

A big complaint amongst downtown Toronto condos and management is the inability to keep bikes on balconies due to the dirt they track in through the unit. There is also a known issue with large stored items on balconies such as cardboard boxes, plastic bins, and shelving. Ensure you know the rules before counting on storing your items outside!

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Advantage of Hiring a Full Service Brokerage vs a Discount One Hit Wonder

Back in August, a 4 bedroom home on Summeridge in the area of Sugarbush Heritage Park & 407 sold for $1,318,000. The home across the street, which was slightly smaller and less renovated, sold for approx. $1,120,000 through a discount brokerage. Meaning the seller saved $45k in commission, but sold their home for $198,000 less than 421 Summeridge.

With size and upgrades considered, the seller from across the street ended up losing $148,000 on the actual value that they should have gotten for the home vs. what a full-service brokerage could have gotten them.

421 Summeridge Dr., Vaughan, Ont.

Asking price: $1,329,000

Selling price: $1,318,000

Previous selling price: $438,153 (2005); $160,000 (2004)

Taxes: $6,347 (2019)

Days on the market: Six

To read the full article, visit: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/toronto/article-agent-says-sale-of-vaughan-home-points-to-full-service-advantage/

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The 10 Best White Paints Shared By Interior Designers!

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between white paints?

10 expert home designers have shared their favourite shades – See below!

Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore

Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore

Pure White by Sherwin-Williams

Super White by Benjamin Moore

Imagine .01 by Colorhouse

Decorator’s White by Benjamin Moore

Pointing by Farrow & Ball

White Wisp by Benjamin Moore

Cool December by Dunn-Edwards

Simply White by Benjamin Moore

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Landlords: Is An Inspection Report Important On Move-In & Out Days?

“One Ontario resident learned the hard way about the importance of inspections. When she initially moved in, neither she nor her landlord formally inspected the property. When she moved out, she found herself legally and financially responsible for removing a wall that the previous tenants had constructed in the unit.”
It is critical that the condition of the rental unit be documented on moving day.
This will help:
  • Note previous damage
  • Establish a baseline to evaluate normal wear and tear
  • Decide who is responsible for paying for any potential damages that might occur in the future.
For tenants, it will also waive any liability for damages that existed prior to moving in.
Tenants and landlords should always conduct the move-in inspection together.
[call-out: Did you know? In some provinces, the security deposit is only repayable if the move-in inspection matches the one completed upon moving out.]
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A Condition Inspection Report is required by law. Both the tenant and landlord should complete, sign and date the form at move-in and move-out.
Final inspections
When a tenant moves out, the Move-in Report will come in handy.  Refer to the initial inspection that was completed upon moving in, and compare it with the condition of each room on moving out.
We strongly recommend taking photos prior to move in, ever little bit helps to avoid confusion at move out.
Ask your Sutton Realty for any photos available from the time you listed the property.

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