Condominium rules consultation

Help guide modern, fair laws to protect condo owners and support responsible governance of vibrant condominium communities.

Status: Open until Nov 10, 2017
Ministry responsible: Service Alberta

Overview

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. Since then, we've been working to develop the regulations to bring more than 50 amendments into force.

It’s important to get this legislation right for the hundreds of thousands of current and future Alberta condo owners.

Timeline

We intend to bring in improvements in two phases.

  • Phase 1

    Phase 1 focused on new protections for buyers of newly-built and conversion condominiums. Albertans were consulted in 2015 on:

    • better purchase disclosures at the point-of-sale, including occupancy date for their unit
    • realistic operating budget and estimated condo fees
    • trust money safeguards
    • cancellation rights for certain long term contracts entered into by the developer

    Changes affecting condominum boards and corporations were announced October 12, 2017. They will come into effect January 1, 2018.

  • Phase 2

    The second phase addresses how condo boards govern themselves, including:

    • insurance requirements
    • voting procedures
    • reserve fund plans

    We're gathering public feedback to inform the second phase regulations until November 10, 2017.

  • Phase 3

    The third phase will establish a condominium dispute tribunal that is intended to be an affordable and efficient forum to resolve condo disputes between condo boards, owners, occupants, and other interested parties. Once available, it will provide a lower-cost alternative to the courts for condo owners.

    This phase will include the determination of the tribunal’s jurisdiction and structure.

Phase 2 engagement

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.

Online survey

We recently held open houses in Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Fort McMurray to talk to Albertans about condominium rules.

We used feedback from those open houses to develop an online survey to further inform future changes. The survey closes November 10, 2017.

Take the survey

Outcomes

The engagement outcomes will support the development of modern fair laws for condominium owners, developers, condominium managers, condominium corporations and others.

Your 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.

Contact

Condominium Project Team
Service Alberta
3 Floor, 10155 - 102 Street
Edmonton, AB  T5J 4L4

condoreview@gov.ab.ca

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