Better regulating nuisance, annoyance and disruption in condos – Opinions wanted by January 31, 2020

Better regulating nuisance, annoyance and disruption in condos – Opinions wanted by January 31, 2020

We recently provided a blog entry announcing the province’s introduction of Bill 159: The Rebuilding Consumer Confidence Act, 2019.  The Act includes provisions to expand the range of disputes to be heard by the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO).  Specifically, the province is seeking your input on two key issues:

  • Better regulating nuisance, annoyance and disruption in condos; and,
  • Expanding the Condo Authority Tribunal’s (CAT) authority to deal with disputes related to these.

You can read more on the province’s proposed changes to the Condominium Act.  These changes are expected to be implemented on July 1st, 2020.

You can see the proposed changes to O.Reg. 48/01 which further define which nuisance, annoyance or disruption are to be prohibited. The proposed amendments to the CAT’s jurisdiction, are available under O.Reg.  179/17.

Public input is invited by January 31, 2020.

Comments can be sent by email or by mail (at the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, 56 Wellesley St. W, 6th Floor, Toronto ON, M7A 1C1).  Make sure you quote Comment Proposal 19-MGCS012.

You can also learn more on the CAO’s emerging role in Prohibiting Nuisance, Annoyance and Disruption in Condos by reading the December 17, 2019 entry in the Condo Advisor (Gowling WLG) blog.