It's a major problem with tall buildings facing west in Israel. Same thing is happening at Gindi. People want the sea view, but forget there's a cost of direct sunlight during most of the day.ps: I'm so sad with what they are doing in the Midtown Residential Tower: CLOSING BALCONIES! We'll have 180m tall shikunim????
By how can they enforce it. What does the laws in Canada grant the members board?In Toronto, it's just widely accepted that window coverings must be uniform and white. There's no citywide law. What is law is that condo buildings must be managed by condo boards made up of members who are residents in the building. The board members are elected by the other residents on an annual basis. (Owners, not renters) It's the condo boards that make and enforce these types of rules and the residents are bound by them. So, if you were to put up red window blinds, for example, you'd be forced to remove and replace them with white ones at your own expense.
When you see condos buildings in Toronto with different coloured window coverings, it usually means that the building is very new and a condo board hasn't been installed yet by the residents. Once that happens, the crazy colours disappear and the building ends up looking uniform and presentable. I see no reason why this wouldn't work in Israel with enclosures.
In Toronto, condo boards can take legal action if residents don't comply with the rules after reasonable warnings have been given and a reasonable amount of time has passed. In extreme cases, a resident can be removed/forced to sell but the problem would have to be much more serious than just the colour of window coverings.By how can they enforce it. What does the laws in Canada grant the members board?
In israel, you have a such borads. the most common in small buildings are "Vaad Bait" which is a board of residents of the building. In high rises there are companies who does that. The problem arises primeraly becuase not everybody wants to pay' or pays in time, and you cannot get all the residents to sign on huge renovations (such as the ones we talked about earlier, with 20k investment from every resident).
No one here is forcing anyone to shell out hard-earned cash to make the building look pretty. If you choose to put up a balcony enclosure, for example, it has to meet certain standards and you have to get written approval from the condo board to make sure those standards are met. Whether you spend $1 or $100,000 is your business. As long as the enclosure meets the building's standards. (I think balcony enclosures are illegal in Toronto anyway.)In Israel it would never work.
You can't just force the residents to shell out the hard earned cash to make the building look pretty.
Neither management companies, nor resident's councils have the necessary power written into the law.
If a resident refuses to pay for whatever project not included in the basic maintenance fee, it has to be resolved in court which can drag on for months and years.
You would need at least a citywide law and even then, it would most likely be challenged in courts up to Bagatz.