Summary of Internet Resources Pertaining to the new Condominium Act & Regulations

Summary of Internet Resources Pertaining to the new Condominium Act & Regulations

The Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 (PCOA) received Royal Assent on December 3, 2015. The PCOA amends the Condominium Act, 1998 and creates the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA). On December 16, 2016, a draft of the proposed regulations for the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 was released for public consideration and comment.  On February 13, 2017, a draft of the proposed PCOA regulations dealing with communications, director qualifications, meetings and records was released for comment by March 30, 2017.  On February 27, 2017, draft regulations regarding the designation of two Administrative Authorities under the Condominium Act, 1998 and the establishment of a Tribunal system were released for comment by April 10, 2017.  On April 5, 2017, the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) and the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) launched their websites. The acts will come into force in phases as the regulations are finalized and proclaimed beginning this summer.

The links below provide quick access to official government websites and to countless legal blogs which have examined the PCOA, CMSA and the related regulations.  We provide this summary to assist you in acquainting yourself with the pending changes to condominium governance in Ontario.

 


Official CMRAO and CAO Websites

Condominium Management Regulatory Administrative Ontario  – CMRAO

Condominium Authority Ontario - CAO

 

Government of Ontario Condominium Resources

Consumer protection when buying a condo – Consumer Protection Ontario

Bill 106, Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015 – Ontario Legislative Assembly

Condominium law changes - Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (GCS)

Proposed regulations under the Condominium Management Services Act (CMSA) - GCS

Proposed regulations under the Condominium Act, 1998 pertaining to the Protecting Condominium Owners Act (PCOA) -  GCS

 

New Act – General

Update No. 1: The Condominium Authority – Miller Thomson

Draft New Regulations Under the Condo Act Are Out for Consultation! – Gowling

Summary of New Regulations Now Available – Lash Condo Law

First Draft Regulation - Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 – Fine & Deo

Bill 106 - Comparative Chart UPDATED – Elia & Associates

 

Managers - Licensing

The Best Argument for Licensing – Elia & Associates

What Will Mandatory Licensing of Condo Managers Look Like in Ontario? - Gowling

Who Will Be Exempt from Mandatory Licensing of Condo Managers?  - Gowling

Condo Managers With a Limited Licence Will Have to Work Under Supervision – Gowling

Condo Manager Licensing in Ontario: The “General” licence - Gowling

Reviewing the Draft Regs (Series One) PART 3:  “But what about…?” Answers to key questions about manager licensing – Clifton Kok
First Draft Regulation - Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 – Fine & Deo

 

Managers - Complaints

Complaints and Disciplinary Procedures against Condo Managers under the New Act - Gowling

 

Managers – Other

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

 

Boards

Proposed New Condo Regulation – Mandatory Training and Disclosure for Condominium Board Directors - Lash Condo Law

New Mandatory Training for Condo Directors – Gowling

Summary of Draft Regulations under the Condominium Act, 1998 - Required Disclosure by Directors and Candidates - Davidson|Houle|Allen

 

Owners Meetings

Bill 106 - Owners' Meetings – Elia Associates

Summary of Draft Regulations under the Condominium Act, 1998 – Meetings and Voting – Davidson|Houle|Allen

 

Disclosure

Proposed New Condo Regulation – Mandatory Communications to Owners – Lash Condo Law

New Disclosure Obligations for Condo Directors - Gowling

Summary of Draft Regulations under the Condominium Act, 1998 - Required Disclosure by Directors and Candidates - Davidson|Houle|Allen

Records Requests under the New Regulatory Framework – Davidson Houle Allen LLP   **NEW**

 

Dispute Resolution

BILL 106 - The Condominium Authority & Informal Dispute Resolution -  Elia Associates

 

Procurement

Tendering and the New Condominium Act: Gazing into a Crystal Ball – Miller Thomson

 

Other

Concerns voiced about Condo Act overhaul – Law Times

Consumer protection when buying a condo – Consumer Protection Ontario

 

Tarion Review

Tarion Warranty Corporation Independent Review – Final Report Released - Lash Condo Law