Roy, I agree that it is "important stuff."ALL RESIDENTS FILL OUT YOUR PERFORMANCE AUDIT QUESTIONNAIRE AND HAND IT IN BY TUESDAY, SEP. 13th!
I understand you have had bad experiences, but I will suggest that your are being overly-paranoid. The forms actually have nothing directly to do with Tarion. They are a tool being used by SPG, the 3rd party engineering firm who are performing the common elements performance audit on our building. They will do their own inspection, but they can add focus to their inspection based on owner-input provided by these questionnaires. Their report will be reviewed by the board, and submitted to Tarion.Roy, I agree that it is "important stuff."
However, the reality is that we have a unprofessional and incompetent Property Manager.
I think it's important to note that the forms must be submitted to THEM, and not an independent group.
THEY can then go through the forms, vet them accordingly, and therefore control what information get to Tarion.
Given their general unhelpful behaviour, not to mention their unethical practices, I have zero confidence that these forms will be processed in an honest manner.
Therefore I fail to see the point in completing the form.
No. The issues should exclusively be related to common elements, so it is the condo corp making a submission to Tarion.Can you submit (via CC) to Tarion to ensure your issues are noted on file ??
What kind of issues?I filled my form in and sent it over a week ago. There were a lot of issues. Let's see what happens. If Tarion receives it as they are supposed to, I should get a response from them based on what I wrote.
These are exactly the kind of issues the engineering firm needs to be aware of. I'm glad you filled out the questionnaire. At what temperature do you keep your unit in the winter?During the winter months my walls are freezing to the touch. I have to crank up the heat which causes my hydro bill to skyrocket. My windows build moisture/condensation and when the outside temperature dips very low, eg. -12+, frost builds around the windows. Kyle's original response to this was to increase my heat temperature. I don't think my walls should feel that cold. If this were in a house it would feel like there was no insulation whatsoever.
There have been repetitive leaks in the a/c units over the past 2 1/2 months. I know of one incident which damaged my neighbour's flooring. I am aware that all a/c units are being serviced this month. Hopefully this repairs the poor systems along my line in the building. Also at least once every season the pump malfunctions and I have either no heat in the winter for a week or no air conditioning in the summer for days. I feel like a refugee when that happens.
Regarding Tarion: the letter accompanying the survey said that the end client was Tarion. Perhaps it is clear to you that Tarion would not receive our surveys directly, but it certainly was not clear to all of us. I do note your statement "report will be reviewed by the board, and submitted to Tarion." Again, what guarantee do we have that Tarion will receive the full report and documents? The builder and the property manager are not to be trusted, as evidenced by their previous and current inappropriate and unethical behaviour.Their report will be reviewed by the board, and submitted to Tarion.
I realize that several people feel that the property manager is simply a mole for the builder, but keep in mind that the board is very weary of this, and parties will be held accountable if any evidence of an inappropriate action was to present itself. No property manager is going to keep everyone happy.