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The management dug up our courtyard which gives access to the

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The management dug up our courtyard which gives access to the parking garage and the front steps to the street. There is an 8 foot pit, covered with plywood, and surrounded with an orange snow fence. We were told the electrical work would take 1 to 2 weeks to complete. It has been 4 weeks now, and no workers have shown up to do any work in the last 2 weeks. We also were without outside lights for 2 weeks. The outside lights are now on. Neither the Manager nor the Board answers out emails or phone calls, and we have no update. It is extremely dangerous. What can we do?
Can we delay paying the maintenance fees? Something else?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.
What province is this please? Is this a condo?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Province of Ontario. Yes, it is a condo. They are condominium townhouses.
Expert:  Debra replied 2 years ago.
It is too risky to withhold the fees as they can register a lien on title.
Rather what would be best is to send a letter to the Board to the attention of the secretary and do so by Registered Mail. Give the Board a deadline to respond to you or a deadline to rectify the situation and tell them if they fail to comply you will retain a lawyer, seek an order compelling them to get the work done and for damages and your costs.You should also say you are putting the on notice that they will be liable for damages should any be incurred because of this dangerous situation.
Or else skip this step and have a lawyer send them such a letter.