Below are the latest updates and news relating to the Condominium Act, 1998 and the condominium industry's governing bodies.
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.
The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking your input on regulatory proposals under the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act) to further support condominium living in Ontario. The Ministry proposes to expand the scope of disputes that can be heard by the Condominium Authority Tribunal.
ACMO is pleased to partner with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to provide the continuing education webinars for General Licencees who received their education and examination requirements prior to November 1, 2017.