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Blog about DCM and the Condo Industry

The Shortage Economy Effects on Condos

December 11, 2021

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 ...

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DCM is now a Living Wage employer

May 22, 2021

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 ...

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February 22, 2021

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 ...

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DCM Looks Back at 2020

December 12, 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 ...

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Why Do I Need a Status Certificate?

October 12, 2020

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.  ...

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What is Buildium?

July 22, 2020

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 ...

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What Should I expect at my AGM?

May 31, 2020

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 ...

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Emergency Order – Virtual AGMs permitted

April 27, 2020

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 ...

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COVID-19 Diagnosis and DCM’s policy

April 17, 2020

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 ...

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What if someone isn’t following the quarantine rules?

April 7, 2020

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 ...

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 in Condos – Staying safe

March 15, 2020

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

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Why are my meetings so long?! Effective meetings

March 9, 2020

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 ...

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What Goes into Making a Condo Manager?

February 8, 2020

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 ...

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DCM wins CommunityVotes London 2019 award

January 24, 2020

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 ...

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What is an Emergency and What do I do?!

January 18, 2020

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 ...

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DCM wins Corporation Vision Award

January 10, 2020

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 ...

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Living safely in Condos

December 30, 2019

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 ...

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

November 4, 2019

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 ...

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What are they talking about?!

November 4, 2019

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 ...

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DM becomes DCM

October 31, 2019

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 ...

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