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Vibration

Step 3: Solutions

Here’s what to do once you’ve identified your issue and reviewed your legal obligations.

Keep track of the vibration issue with as much detail as possible

The date and time when the vibration issue occurs

The type of vibration issue you are hearing

Where the vibration is coming from

Any other important details


Determine who or what is causing the issue

Contact your condo board if you can’t determine the source of the vibration. Otherwise, find out who owns the condo unit that is causing the vibration and get in touch with them.

You can learn who owns a unit by reviewing a condo record called the record of owners and mortgagees which includes names and addresses of all condo unit owners in your condo corporation.

Owners are required to notify their condo if they rent or lease their units. Condo corporations are required to maintain a record of the notices they receive under the Condo Act.

You can review these records to determine if the person causing the vibration is an owner or an occupant.

Condos are required to maintain a record of owners and mortgagees under section 46.1 of the Condo Act.

Condos are required to maintain a record of notices of leased units under section 83 (3) of the Condo Act.

You can request copies of these records from your condo corporation.


Contact those responsible

Your neighbour may not be aware that they are causing an issue so your first step should always be to speak to them to see if you can quickly resolve it without escalation.

You can also send a letter if you are uncomfortable speaking to them or if you have spoken to them and it has not worked.

Here is where to direct the letters:

Copying your condo corporation in your correspondence gives them an opportunity to intervene and resolve the issue quickly. Make sure you also keep a copy of the letter or email for yourself and note the date and time you sent it.


Follow up

Send a follow up letter if the other party does not respond to you after a reasonable amount of time passes after you send the first letter. Keep copies of any follow up as well.

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