Below are the latest updates and news relating to the Condominium Act, 1998 and the condominium industry's governing bodies.
The Government of Ontario made a regulatory amendment under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 to extend the time that all Transitional General Licensees have to complete the education and exam requirements to apply for a General Licence by approximately one year, from June 30, 2021 to May 31, 2022.
the Government of Ontario made regulatory amendments under the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) that extend the effective period of temporary legislative provisions permitting condo corporations to call and hold meetings virtually. The effective period of these temporary legislative provisions has now been extended to end on December 31, 2021.
The CMRAO has recently received inquiries about its discipline process, including questions about how a case is referred to the Discipline Committee, how the hearings process works, and when decisions are published.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services would like to invite you to participate in a written consultation on potential permanent changes to enable digital and virtual processes under the Condominium Act, 1998.
People need more consumer information and protection about purchasing and living in a condominium because of the potential hidden issues they could encounter, warns Ontario Auditor General. The audit found government enforcement powers are weak and not used enough and that many of the legislative reforms are still not implemented.
Ontario’s Residential Condominium Buyer’s Guide is now available on the Condominium Authority of Ontario’s (CAO’s) website.
Certain legislative amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) related to a condominium guide (condo guide) will come into force on January 1, 2021.
As a result of the exceptional circumstances presented by COVID-19, the CMRAO has made the decision to extend the period for application and payment of licence renewals for the 2020–21 licensing year.
Effective October 1, 2020, amendments to Ontario Regulation 179/17 under the Condominium Act, 1998, will take effect to expand the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) to handle more types of disputes through its online dispute resolution system.
There are many planned changes to the Condominium Act that are not yet in effect. Several steps are required to implement these proposed changes, including adopting additional regulations. The Ontario government is continuing with its consultation process and is asking you to provide your feedback and thoughts.