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Blog about DCM and the Condo Industry
May 11, 2022

Lifestyle of a Condo Gardener

It’s been a long winter this year, and the buzz of the upcoming planting season is in the air (and the bees). Whether you have ...

March 25, 2022

A Buildium Walk-Through

With much turnover in Directors and owners in the past couple of years, we thought it would be worthwhile to give you a tutorial on ...

February 1, 2022

DCM wins three years in a row

Dickenson Condo Management wins the Platinum award from Community Votes London for three years in a row, thanks to you in the community! Voting happens ...

January 29, 2022

Condo by Design in 2022

2022 has finally arrived, and a lot has changed including the way we utilize our residences—leaving us looking for a way to freshen up or ...

December 11, 2021

The Shortage Economy Effects on Condos

Our office is forced to answer the question “What is taking so long!?” multiple times per day. Condo managers are not the only ones encountering ...

May 22, 2021

DCM is now a Living Wage employer

DCM is now a recognized Living Wage Employer. Dickenson Condo Management has always paid their employees a Living Wage. Our employees experience some of the ...

February 22, 2021

DCM wins AGAIN!

Dickenson Condo Management won its third award and the Platinum award from Community Votes London for two years in a row, thanks to you in ...

December 12, 2020

DCM Looks Back at 2020

We hope you’re staying safe and well. Since March 18, 2020, we’ve all been in a different world. Some foresaw a larger issue than others ...

October 12, 2020

Why Do I Need a Status Certificate?

Unless you’ve bought and sold a lot of condos through a realtor, you likely don’t have a lot of experience or knowledge surrounding status certificates.  ...

July 22, 2020

What is Buildium?

This blog is to give you a break down on the things you can do with our software program and your owner’s site, what is ...

May 31, 2020

What Should I expect at my AGM?

Once a year, you get a chance to sit down with your Board of Directors and get an update.  If you’ve never been to one ...

April 27, 2020

Emergency Order – Virtual AGMs permitted

Dickenson Condo Management has been encouraging all of our Board to pass Electronic Voting By-laws at their next AGMs, so owners could still participate in ...

April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Diagnosis and DCM’s policy

Dickenson Condo Management believes in transparency during this time of a COVID-19 pandemic.  This policy has been informed by the information provided by the Government ...

April 7, 2020

What if someone isn’t following the quarantine rules?

We're now a few weeks into the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.  Not everyone is following the government's regulations.  But some people are being even more strict than ...

March 15, 2020

Coronavirus/COVID-19 in Condos – Staying safe

There is no need to panic and buy all the toilet paper in your local grocery store - but there is no denying it, either: ...

March 9, 2020

Why are my meetings so long?! Effective meetings

Effective meetings bring people together for a specific purpose, provide an arena for discussion and provide results. Your manager’s contributions for an effective meeting: Creating ...

February 8, 2020

What Goes into Making a Condo Manager?

In November 2017, the government of Ontario enacted a new regulation, requiring your condo manager to be licensed through the The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority ...

January 24, 2020

DCM wins CommunityVotes London 2019 award

Dickenson Condo Management has won another award, thanks to you in the community! This year, 5,581 businesses and people were nominated, but only the top ...

January 18, 2020

What is an Emergency and What do I do?!

What Is a Condo Emergency? Some residents have expressed confusion over the proper way to address concerns after business hours.  Dickenson Condo Management’s office is ...

January 10, 2020

DCM wins Corporation Vision Award

Dickenson Condo Management is proud to announce that we are this year's recipient of a Corporate Vision Award! Corporate Vision Magazine announced the winners of ...

December 30, 2019

Living safely in Condos

Some of us may take our safety for granted, living in Southwestern Ontario.  We have police, low unemployment and you live in a condo, which ...

November 4, 2019

What Does Living at a “Vacant Land Condominium” Mean for Me?

Of all the forms of condo living, owning a vacant land condominium unit is the one that most resembles purchasing a lot in a registered ...

November 4, 2019

What are they talking about?!

Condominiums come with their own set of terminology.  You may be new to condos or you may have lived in one for 40 years.  Here’s ...

October 31, 2019

DM becomes DCM

Dickenson Management was formed in 1992, when Don Dickenson decided Condominium Management would be his next step in his career.  The business has grown from ...