condo law reforms

Updated timeline released for condo law reforms

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has released an updated timeline for the roll out of condo law reforms. A new tribunal that will provide alternative dispute resolution services for certain types of disagreements is among the many Condominium Act changes that will take effect this fall, on Nov. 1. So is licensing for condo managers and condo management providers under the Condominium Management Services Act. The rest of the Condominium Management Services Act is due to take effect in early 2018, on Feb. 1.

The Condominium Authority of Ontario is due to receive its designation Sept. 1 as the administrative authority established under Condominium Act reforms. Its role will include overseeing the new tribunal, which will provide dispute resolution services for disagreements over records as defined in a new regulation.

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario is due to receive its designation Nov. 1 as the administrative authority established under the Condominium Management Services Act. Its role will include licensing condo managers and condo management providers,

For the stakeholders who are trying to understand the impending legislative changes, fact sheets and plain language guides are coming, the ministry reported. There will also be new forms to help condo corporations fulfill new obligations under the Condominium Act. And condo managers can expect to see educational and exam requirements announced soon.

There will be more opportunities for stakeholders to weigh in as the ministry develops additional regulations. Future rules will create a code of ethics, complaints procedures and set insurance requirements for condo managers as well as establish a public registry of condo corporations.

New regulations under the Condominium Management Services Act and reformed Condominium Act regulations were originally slated to start taking effect this summer, on July 1.

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