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New Condo Act: What Changes Have Been Implemented on November First

On November 1st, 2017, the province “turned on” many new legislative provisions affecting the condo industry. There is no turning back now. Still, it is worth remembering that not all changes to the Condominum Act are in force yet. The remaining changes will be implemented in phases. In this blog, we discuss the changes which have been implemented last […]

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 […]

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 a Condo Manager’s Licence Cost?

The Condo Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) is seeking your input on the fees it proposes charging to licence Condo Managers in Ontario. The CMRAO is seeking your opinion on these fees through an online survey. CMRAO’s mandate The CMRAO is mandated to protect consumers by enforcing standards for education, training and ethics of Condo Manager and […]

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 […]

New Condo Authorities Launch their Websites!

The “new” Condo Act and the new Condo Management Services Act are expected to be implemented in phases over the next few months. While proposed regulations to this legislation are still in draft form, the new “Condo Authorities” expected to be set up just launched their web sites. Have a look! The Condominium Authority of Ontario Ontario is expected […]

Condo Managers Will Not Be Able to Solicit Proxies Under the New Condo Management Services Act

You will recall that, earlier this year, the province circulated the draft regulation it proposes to adopt under the new Condominium Management Services Act. We have extensively blogged about this.  In this post, we look at the restrictions imposed by this new legislation on the handling of proxies by condominium managers. Whether it is justified or not, […]

More Regulatory Proposals for the Condo Industry

The province has issued more regulatory proposals for your review and comments. These ones are less substantive in nature and deal with the mechanics of setting up the various Authorities and the Tribunal which will oversee this new legislative regime. Now is the time to share your opinions… or forever hold your peace! New Proposal to Regulate […]