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This is What the New Condo Tribunal May Look Like

There is still a fair bit of mystery surrounding the new Condo Tribunal, despite the fact that it is expected to open its doors in less than 2 weeks. How will it work and what will online adjudication look like? In this post, we have a look at how British Columbia did it. The Ontario […]

The Limited Jurisdiction of the New Condo Authority Tribunal

We are expecting the new Condo Authority Tribunal to be up and running as early as November 1st, 2017.  Already some people are suggesting that it is best to delay compliance matters and wait for the Tribunal to adjudicate on condo disputes. In this post, we blog about whether this makes sense and on the limited jurisdiction of […]

Not All Condo Units will Pay the Same CAO Assessment Fee

By now you’ve certainly heard that the Condo Authority of Ontario has set its new Assessment fee at $1/month per unit.  This is only partially accurate.  Not all units are subject to this new fee and not all units will end up paying the same amount. Here is why. Condo Authority of Ontario The CAO has been established under the […]

Mandatory Registration of All Condos in Ontario

My condo corporation recently received a letter from the Condo Authority of Ontario, inviting us to register the corporation and to pay the initial Assessment Fee. These steps are mandatory and all condo corporations must comply. Here’s how. Condo Authority of Ontario The CAO has been established under the Condo Act to improve condominium living in the province […]

More About the Mandatory Training for Condo Directors

The Condo Authority of Ontario (CAO) is responsible to provide new mandatory training for all condo directors in Ontario.  We now know a bit more about what kind of training can be expected, who will be required to take it and the time frame to comply with this new requirement. The CAO has also launched 4 […]

Proposed Code of Ethics for Condo Managers

The province is again seeking input and comments on proposed regulations under the Condo Management Services Act. Of particular interest, the province has circulated a proposed Code of Ethics for condo managers. Here is what it is likely to look like. New proposed Regs under the CMSA In a communiqué issued on August 30, 2017, the […]

How to Get a Condo Manager’s Licence

We are getting lots of calls from condo managers asking for guidance on how to apply for their Manager’s licence. The November 1st deadline is indeed fast approaching! Here is a quick step-by-step guide on how to apply for your CM licence. When to apply for a licence? As of November 1, 2017, the Condo Management […]

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 […]