Ministry responsible: Service Alberta
There is a need for clear and modern legislation to support responsible self-governance of vibrant condominium communities and to protect owners of condominiums.
The Condominium Property Amendment Act (CPAA) was passed by the Alberta Legislature in December 2014. However, the regulatory work required to bring more than 50 amendments into force is ongoing. It’s important to get this legislation right for the hundreds of thousands of current and future Alberta condo owners.
Albertans were consulted in 2015 on items related to new protections for buyers of newly-built and conversion condominiums including budget and fees; money safeguards, cancellation rights and purchase disclosure. New and existing condo owners will also benefit from improved rules for a smooth transition from the developer to the owner-elected board of directors.
We expect to bring forward these changes later this year via newly established regulations. Thank you to the many condo owners, boards and developers who provided input into these amendments.
Finally, condominium managers in Alberta will be licensed and regulated by the Real Estate Council of Alberta.
Public and stakeholder engagement
One-quarter of all homes now sold in Alberta are condos and we want to hear from everyone who owns, manages or develops condos to share their stories, input and ideas.
Albertans will have multiple opportunities to understand the context for the proposed condominium regulations, the potential policy options, and the implications for condominium unit owners, corporations, and other stakeholders. All input will inform the development of governance and insurance regulations, as well as separate recommendations about the establishment of a dispute resolution tribunal. Due to the complexity and scope of the amendments, a staged implementation planned.
Albertans who are involved in the condominium sector – from owners and residents, to condo boards, managers and developers – are invited to provide input.
This phase of the engagement will focus on 7 topic areas. Review the background documents and complete the feedback forms at the end.
- condominium documents (0.4 MB)
- dispute resolution (0.3 MB)
- financial considerations (0.3 MB)
- insurance requirements (0.4 MB)
- reserve funds (0.3 MB)
- rules, rental deposits and termination (0.2 MB)
- voting procedures and meeting notices (0.2 MB)
Completed forms can be submitted by mail or email at the address below.
Open house dates and locations
Albertans are invited to attend one of 5 open houses. Participants can go through the stations at their own pace and respond to each of the questions. It will take about 30 minutes to respond to all of the stations.
- July 25, 4 to 8 p.m. – Red Deer, Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery, 4525-47A Avenue
- July 26, 4 to 8 p.m. – Calgary, Heritage Hall, SAIT, 1301-16 Avenue NW
- July 27, 4 to 8 p.m. – Edmonton, Lister Centre, University of Alberta, 11613-87 Avenue NW
- August 1, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Lethbridge, City Hall Foyer, 910-4 Avenue S
- August 3, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Fort McMurray, Syncrude Athletic Park, Clubhouse Atrium, 101 Cartier Road
An online survey will be launched once the open houses are complete. The survey will be based on input from the open houses.
The outcomes of engagement will support the development of modern fair laws for condominium owners, developers, condominium managers, condominium corporations and others.
Condominium Project Team
3 Floor, 10155 - 102 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 4L4
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