Smoking Issues Plague Condo Corporations

Condominium corporations have a duty to accommodate residents who have sensitivity to second-hand cigarette smoke, according to a recent decision of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. Corporations who fail in their duty may well be subject to penalties.

The case involved Melanie and Matthew McDaniel, who lived in a 39-unit condominium in Langley, B.C. Shortly after the McDaniels took possession in March 2008, they experienced second-hand smoke entering their unit as a result of other residents smoking tobacco and marijuana on the patios and decks below their unit.

For the next three years, the McDaniels were involved in lengthy ongoing communications with the board and property manager. Melanie suffers from severe allergic reactions to all types of smoke and perfumes. She was pregnant when she moved in and claims her health was being seriously affected by the smoke fumes.

Melanie kept a two-year log in which she documented some 175 incidents of smoke infiltration into her unit.

Matthew also suffers from chronic health issues, including diabetes and hypoglycemia, making it important that he avoid exposure to second-hand smoke.

The condominium corporation suggested that the McDaniels install an air conditioner, and that they attempt to get 25 per cent of the owners to petition for a no-smoking bylaw. It asked residents who smoke to be respectful of others, it wrote the owners below the McDaniel unit asking them not to smoke on their patios, and it considered imposing a total smoking ban.

Nothing worked. Eventually, the McDaniels took the matter to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, alleging that the condo corporation failed to accommodate their complaints adequately or appropriately.

To its credit, the condominium corporation conceded during the hearing that it failed to accommodate the McDaniels, and did not oppose their claim for expenses for items such as the air conditioner. It suggested that the tribunal did not have the authority to impose a non-smoking bylaw on the corporation, and that the smoking issue was already covered by the condominium's nuisance bylaw.

In the end, the tribunal sided with the McDaniels. It acknowledged that the McDaniels were physically and psychologically vulnerable and that they were treated by the condominium and the property managers with "what can best be termed a patronizing or benign neglect for a period of almost three years."

"I accept that the (corporation's) conduct severely diminished the McDaniels' enjoyment of the property and had a physical as well as significant emotional impact on them," tribunal chair Bernd Walter wrote in his decision,

Walter ordered that the corporation refrain from committing a similar contravention in the future (even though the McDaniels had lost their unit to foreclosure and had moved out), but declined to order that they pass a non-smoking bylaw.

The condominium was ordered to pay the McDaniels $1,118.88 for an air conditioner and to reimburse them for naturopathic consultations.

The tribunal also ordered the condominium to pay Matthew $2,000, and Melanie $4,500, as compensation for injury to their dignity, feelings and self-respect.

Bradley Chaplick is a Vaughan lawyer who commented on the McDaniel case in his law firm's blog at


Since the B.C. Human Rights Code - like that of Ontario - prevails over other provincial legislation, Chaplick suggests that condominium corporations in similar circumstances obtain medical evidence from complainants to verify that they suffer from a disability-related need. He also recommends that discussions be held with owners to explore potential solutions, and that the corporation ensures that the smoke infiltration is not being caused by a common element deficiency.

While much of the case law relating to smoking in residential units has arisen in the human rights context, Chaplick writes, the fact that there may be a human rights aspect does very little to change the condominium corporation's obligations.

His opinion is that corporations should diligently ensure that common element deficiencies are corrected, and that reasonable steps are taken to enforce provisions in declarations, bylaws and rules prohibiting residents from creating a nuisance.

Bob Aaron is a Toronto real estate lawyer and consumer advocate. He can be reached at

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Some air conditioners that are not effective at dealing with condensation may even leave wet spots on the floor. Pro Tip: Since cleaning up after your AC is probably not high on your list of fun things to do, it's helpful to understand how a portable air conditioner will handle condensation. These are the three options you have when it comes to condensation - choose one that will be sustainable and easy to manage for you. Drip air conditioners: These contain condensation containers, which are internal containers that collect water and have to be emptied periodically. Partial drip air conditioners: Some condensation collects inside a drip pan, and the rest is vented outside. This pan sits on your floor and needs o be emptied to prevent overflow. No drip air conditioners: Also called a self-evaporating air conditioner or an auto drain system, this is the most ideal solution when it comes to condensation. No drip ACs collect moisture and humidity that would usually turn into condensation and evaporate it like magic (...or technology) - requiring no action on your part. Price can be divided into two parts: the initial purchase price of your unit, and ongoing running costs. This can range between $60-$1395. The price is determined by several factors, including brand, cooling power and capacity (measured in BTU), whether the AC is designed for both cooling and heating (a reverse cycle portable air conditioner) and the number of extra features it has. Many cheaper models are evaporative coolers, which use a fan and water pump rather than a fan and a compressor with a refrigerant. This can be hard to gauge as portable ACs are not required to have an energy star rating, which usually indicates cost effectiveness. A more energy efficient portable AC will be dual hose, with a separate intake hose and exhaust hose. Efficiency is also influenced by the placement of the portable AC in the room. Avoid placing it in a sunny spot, as this means the air conditioner must expend more energy to regulate the room. Also change your filter/s regularly, as this helps your portable air conditioner to operate optimally. Air vents: To add cool air into a room with multiple people in it, are going to be multiple people in the room, you will probably want an oscillating fan that moves from side to side rather than just up and down. Removes dampness from the air, which helps with allergies and makes a room more comfortable on hotter days. Allows the refrigeration cycle to be reversed, meaning an air conditioner can double as a cooler and a heater, increasing its functionality for use all year round. One of the simple conveniences in life, a remote control lets you control the air conditioner from a distance, so you can adjust the temperature or switch it on and off without getting up. Self-evaporator: This ensures collected humidity and moisture from your room is simply evaporated, so you wo not have to constantly empty the collected water out. These let you operate your portable air conditioner via a smartphone app, so you can turn your portable AC on an hour before you get home for ultimate temperature control and comfort. Many are also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Overall, the main thing to consider if you are in the market for a portable air conditioner is your room size and whether your room can accommodate an exhaust hose. You should also think about the level of noise and condensation you can handle, as well as whether you would like any handy extra features such as a dehumidifier. No matter whether you are shopping online or in-store, remember to do your research first. Our portable air conditioner reviews can really help you find a portable AC that will last you several summers.
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Related Questions of Air Conditioner
Do you want to know about air conditioner? Here are some frequently asked questions.1. Air conditioner making constant hissing noise?Sounds like a pissed off cat is caught in your A/C2. 10/3 down to 12/2 for Air Conditioner?Start with knowing the amp draw* on the nameplate of the AC unit. If it is 15A or less, then the 15A breaker and 12ga wire is fine. But the 10ga wire may have been used to factor in the "voltage drop" over distance and you should not mess with it. Or it might have been originally installed for a larger AC unit, then when a smaller one replaced it, they just used the existing wire. Absolutely nothing wrong with that, so long as everyone knows that the maximum continuous load is going to be limited to 16A by the 12ga wire in the circuit, and that's where it can get tricky for the "future guy". Most people are lazy and will look at one end of a circuit only. So if they look at the origin and see 10ga wire hooked to a 15A breaker, they might "ASS-u-me" that they can replace the breaker with a 30A, since 10ga wire is rated for that. But the 12ga splice down the line then becomes a fire hazard. Likewise if they look at the 12ga end and see a black and a white wire, they might ASS-u-me that it is a 120V circuit with a hot and a neutral (white is always supposed to be neutral) and burn up some 120V device. So in either case the way it was done is not considered "best practice" even though it might not technically be illegal. At the very least if you do nothing else, I suggest getting some red heat scrink or electrical tape to put on those white wires in order to denote to "future guy" that something is not as it might seem3. What is cheaper, running an air conditioner or four fans?id have to say the fans because air conditioners need more care ,fans recycle the air4. Is it ok to leave an air conditioner in a window during the winter?It's ok to leave it in, just wrap the outside from exposure & cover the interior with plastic as you will get cold air through tiny gaps5. Window unit air conditioner not working?Sounds like the control circuit board has died. Time to R&R the unit6. How do you charge the air conditioner in a car?ok i see a slew of off solutions so i am going to interject. r12 platforms wo not be in a position to be charged anymore, and not because of the fact that 1992. r 134a is quite straight forward device utilising a speedy connect set up. i could take it right into a keep that's qualified for this service and has each and every of the components and procedures which would be mandatory. that's going to help you interior the long-term7. My rights in an apartment when it comes to air conditioner?Every human being has a right to live in decent enviroments. Just inform housing authority or the government of the hardships8. Is there something wrong with my air conditioner?There are several things that could be wrong with your air conditioner. It could be low on charge. It could have a dirty evaporator coil ( that's the cooling coil). It could have a dirty condenser coil (that's the outdoor coil). There could be an obstruction in the metering device. The compressor could have a mechanical failure of some sort in it. I can name at least a dozen things that could be wrong. If you are not familiar with the refrigeration cycle and troubleshooting procedures for it, you will need to have a qualified hvac service technician come in and check it out. The diagnostic should take about 30 to 45 minutes, perhaps less. They will be able to tell you exactly what is going on and exactly what it will take to get it back into operation. If there are parts needed, they should be able to locate the correct parts for your unit. They may even have the parts in stock on their service vehicle. The technician should be able to tell you exactly how much any parts and labor will cost before any actual repairs are made.
2021 07 18
Explore the Latest Questions and Answers in Air Conditioner
Do you want to know about air conditioner? Here are some frequently asked questions.1. 10 AMP enough for 12000 BTU Air Conditioner ?On a 10 amp generator you should run no more than 80% of that full time. So that makes it a 8 amp safe load. the 1 ton AC will draw about 6 amps (at 220 volts). Your refrigerator will draw another 5 amps or so depending on it's size. Light bulbs no more then an amp (use CLF's). So you are overloaded. Maybe you are little generator will run the AC and lights, but not with the fridge plugged into the equation. You are going to need a bigger generator to have a party!.2. How to make Air Conditioner Cool moreThere could be several problems here: 1) The system might not be charged right (meaning it does not have the correct amount of refrigerant). 2) the system may be undersized 3) the ductwork could be run incorrectly 4) incorrect design of system 5) dirty filter 6) bad thermostat location First off, if you just got this done, the company that installed this should have to cover all this no charge (except #4) so heres some solutions to these problems (numbered respectively)... 1) HVAC companies usually come out a couple to many times a year (could be part of a service contract) to change filters, check refrigerant levels (called checking the charge), and some other stuff to. They basically check to make sure everything is working okay. The system usually wont lose refrigerant yet a lot of them do, its somewhat normal. however it takes quite a while for a system to do this so if your company just installed it, it SHOULD be good. Yet, a charge that is too high or low wont cool properly. 2) Every system blows a certain amount of air and has a certain amount of cooling based upon your house. square footage, time in the sun, amount and size of windows, etc. an undersized system basically means that it doesnt have enough power to cool your house. 3) Ducts run through walls, basements, and attics from the air handler (the inside unit) to your living space where the air comes out through a register (vent, grill, whatever you want to call it). there are supplys where the cold air dumps out and returns where air is pulled back in to go back to the air handler to be cooled again. there are several ways to do this but most rooms being cooled will have a supply (maybe not a closet or bathroom because they are small and probably have a room being cooled right next to them but they could still have them). some companies put returns in every room, some companies put a big return in a central area. there are many ways to do it but the company that did your house may not have placed the registers in the right areas or might not have enough air going to them. hallways (unless they are huge) normally dont have supplys in them. kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms usually get the most air. 4) this pretty much goes along with the last two. 5) depending on how recently this was installed, your filter may be dirty. EVERY air handler has a filter. some use big huge filters that only need to be changed every 6 months or so, some use electronic air cleaners, but most systems have 1" filters that need to be changed every month to 3 months. they should be checked at least every month but depending on the amount of dust in your house, if you have pets, etc they may need to be changed sooner than a month or even around every 4 months. These filters are very inexpensive and are easy for anyone to change. This is an easy, cheap, no hassle fix....if it's the problem. 6) The way a thermostat works is that when you set it for whatever temperature, it tells the entire system whether or not to start by sensing the temperature. for example, if you set your thermostat to 68 degrees and its sensing that the current temperature is 76 degrees, it will turn the system on until the temperature reaches 68. So picture this extreme have a mansion in southern Florida. every single room, closet, and bathroom has a supply duct in it. so lets say you put the thermostat in a tiny closet off of the guest bedroom. now the system hasnt been started but the whole house is 100 degrees. so then you start up the system by setting the thermostat for 70. so air starts blowing out of every supply. now, its going to take a lot longer for your grand ballroom of 10,000 square feet to cool down than it is a tiny closet. so the temperature in the closet reaches 70 within 2 minutes yet the rest of the house is still around 99. but all the thermostat knows is what it senses, so it says to itself, "okay well its now 70 degrees here so its time to shut down the system." Do you see what i am saying? maybe the thermostat should be relocated to the kitchen or living room instead of the hallway...and it should NEVER be anywhere near a supply register or the coolest area. The thermostat is connected by a wire in your wall that runs to the air handler in your attic or basement. So sorry for these long explanations. From what it sounds like i think the problems is (in this order): #6 #1 #5 #2-4 #6 is a somewhat easy fix, they would just have to run a new wire to a different location for a new thermostat. #1 is an easy fix, itll take them under an hour. #5 is super easy, itll take 10 seconds. #2-4....well, lets just hope thats not the situation...because if it is, youre talking big problem. i hope this helped. message me if you have any more questions.
2021 07 17
What Do Average Apartment Utilities Cost?
Apartment UtilitiesWhen determining how much you can afford to pay in rent for your next apartment, don't forget to figure out what your average apartment utilities costs will be. It is important to research and ask questions when picking out a new apartment, especially if you are moving to a different city or upgrading from a one bedroom apartment to a larger apartment with more square footage and multiple bedrooms. Gas and electricity are two basic utilities that can add up fast if they are not included in the price of your rent.If you are moving to an area with very hot summers or extremely cold winters you need to keep in mind that your gas and electric bills may sky rocket during those seasons. The water bill is included in many apartment complexes, but there are still some places that may charge lower rent but leave the apartment occupant responsible for this payment. In addition to these necessities, don't forget to include optional utilities in your budget. Utilities such as a telephone, Internet and cable are always the renter's responsibility. If having these amenities are important to you, make sure that you choose packages in your price range.Image Credit (Free Digital Photos)How Much Do Utilities Typically Cost?There is no one magic number to determine how much your utilities will cost. Average apartment utilities costs can vary greatly based on usage, the size of your apartment and the metropolitan area that you live in. In general, paying for utilities in small town Nebraska will cost you less than paying for utilities in New York City. Since utilities can vary from place to place, most leasing agents at apartment complexes can offer you some ball park numbers based on the average bill that other renters in the complex pay.According to the WhiteFence Index, the national average for an electric bill is around $107 a month and the national average for a gas bill is $23 a month. However, depending on your personal usage, your own electric bill might be as low as $26 or as high as $170 dollars. It is best to do research by talking to leasing agents and local residents in your area of choice.There are also ways to make your own utility bills even lower than the average for your apartment complex. Buying energy saving light bulbs or opening windows instead of blasting the air conditioner can help to lower your bill. When making your budget, it is always best to aim for a higher figure. If you overestimate, you will find yourself with a nice little bundle of savings after a few months.Questions to AskWhen you do a walk-through of your potential new residence with your leasing agent, don't be afraid to speak up and ask plenty of questions related to utilities. Smart questions to ask include:Finding Out You Cant Afford Your UtilitiesIf you have been happily living in your new apartment and suddenly lose your job or you start getting utility bills that are more than you budgeted for do not panic. The worst thing that you can do is to stop paying your utility bills all together. Reach out to your electric company and see if they can restructure your payment plan or spread your higher payments out over a longer amount of time. If the company will not work with you, try applying for public assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Through this program the U.S. Department of Health and Services may qualify you to receive some bill paying assistance toward your utilities until you get back on your feet.ReferencesWhiteFence Index: Comparing Utility Prices- Questions to Ask Before You Sign a Lease-
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