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Input Requested on Changes to the Legislation Dealing with Condo Conversion Projects

The province is seeking your input on proposed regulations that would extend most new home warranty plan coverage to certain residential condominium conversion projects.  Feedback is invited until September 25, 2017. Bill 106 (the Protecting Condo Owners Act) brought changes to various pieces of legislation, including the Condo Act, the Building Code Act and the  Ontario New Home Warranties […]

Condos will Need to Increase Their Fees to Pay for the New Condo Authority

The new Condo Authority of Ontario has recently confirmed what fees it will charge for its services. The CAO also confirmed who will pay for this and when the new fees will become payable. Condominiums may want to adjust their budget without delay. How Much? You may recall that the CAO recently conducted a public […]

New Info on the Education and Examination Requirements for Condo Managers

Ontario held a press conference on July 25, 2017, to announce new protections for condo residents, to be implemented this fall. This is great (but somewhat old) news. What’s new is that we now know more about the education and examination requirements for Condo managers. Today’s announcement In today’s press release the Minister of Government and Consumer Services Tracy […]

How Much will the Condo Authority Cost and Who will Pay for it?

This summer, the Condo Authority of Ontario published the fees it proposed to charge users to finance its operations  Condo Adviser conducted an informal survey to see what you think about them.  Here are some of our results. Proposed fees to finance and operate the CAO As of September 1, 2017, the Condo Authority of […]

Condos will Have to File Yearly Information Returns

Ontario is seeking your input on another set of proposed regulations.  This one deals with proposed annual Information Returns, which corporations would have to file with the Condo Authority. Most of the information in these returns would be added to a publicly accessible database. Latest Draft Regulation In the context of its overhaul of the Condominium Act, the […]

How Much will the Condo Authority Cost Condo Owners?

As you certainly know by now, the new Condo Authority of Ontario will be designated as the condominium authority as of September 1, 2017.  The CAO will provide education and information and will oversee the Condo Authority Tribunal. But how much will all of this cost condo owners? The province wants to know how much […]

Final Version of New Condo Regulations Have Been Posted by the Province

On Monday, we blogged on the newly released implementation dates of most changes to the Condominium Act and to the Condo Management Services Act.  On that same day, we were advised by the Ministry that the final version of the first instalment of regulations under the Condo Act would eventually be posted on the province’s e-laws […]

NEW Dates for the Implementation of the Condo Act (and the Condo Management Services Act)

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has just announced the dates by which most of the changes to the Condominium Act and to the Condominium Management Services Act will come into force. New dates for the implementation of the legislative changes Expect most changes to the Condo Act, including the implementation of the new tribunal and of the […]

Countdown to your Next AGM (Under the New Condo Act)

The clock is ticking towards the implementation of the “New” Condo Act! The implementation of this new regime will be done in phases over the next few months. Some of the early changes will affect how condo corporations give notice of owners meetings.  Here is a “step by step” guide on how to call your next AGM. […]

Steps Required by Condos to Allow for Electronic Service of Documents on Owners

Condo corporations are often required to send formal notices to owners. These formal communications will increase under the “new” Act. Corporations may be able to reduce cost (and save trees) by switching to electronic communications. Here is how. Requirement to Communicate with Owners Under the current Act, condo corporations are often required to send formal […]