Answers to your questions about common elements.
Condo corporations are responsible for the property’s common elements such as parking, hallways, elevators and other amenities. They can make or approve changes and repairs to common elements at board meetings, as outlined in the Condo Act or the corporation’s governing documents. Boards and managers should also consider owner requests to change common elements. Generally, changes to common elements require board, approval with some exceptions. The board should ensure appropriate notices are sent before any owner-requisitioned meetings are called to discuss common element changes. Section 98 of the Condo Act provides more detailed information.
Review the CAO’s step-by-step guide for how to install EV Charging Stations and use the accompanying templates for EVCS installations.
Your condo corporation can install EV chargers without a vote from owners if the estimated cost of installation is less than 10 per cent of the annual budgeted common expenses or they believe that owners will not regard the EVCS installation as negatively impacting the use and enjoyment of units, common elements, or assets of the corporation. Unit owners can also jumpstart the installation process by submitting a written application to their corporation. Either way, installation must be completed by a licensed electrical contractor with an ESA permit.