Engagement status: Under review. Survey closed July 31, 2018
Ministry responsible: Service Alberta
Clear and modern legislation is needed to support the responsible self-governance of vibrant condo communities and to protect condominium owners.
The Condominium Property Amendment Act was passed 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.
Development of the regulations will be done in three stages of public engagement.
Stage 1 - Complete
The first stage of regulation changes focused on new protections for buyers of newly built and conversion condominiums, including:
- 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
- Condominium boards and corporation changes came into effect January 1, 2018.
- Disclosure and trust money safeguard requirements came into effect April 1, 2018.
These regulations are based on feedback received during consultations held in 2015.
Stage 2 - Complete
The second stage of regulation changes addressed how condo boards govern themselves, including:
- improvements to voting rules such as proxy votes, so more owners can participate in board meetings
- notice of and ways to attend general meetings
- easier access to condo documents
- stronger financial accountability of condo corporations
- more protections for condo owners' investments
- strengthening how reserve funds are managed
- insurance requirements and rental deposits
Most of these regulation changes (PDF, 991 KB) will come into effect on July 1, 2019, with a few others taking effect on January 1, 2020.
These regulations are based on feedback received during extensive consultations held in 2017 and 2018.
We are working closely with the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) to create an education and licensing program for condo managers. For more information, visit the RECA’s Condominium Manager Regulation Consultation page.
Stage 3 - Coming soon
The third stage of regulation changes 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.
The tribunal’s jurisdiction and structure will be determined during this stage.
The engagement outcomes will support the development of modern fair laws for condominium owners, developers, condominium managers, condominium corporations and others.
Input will inform the development of governance and insurance regulations, as well as separate recommendations about the establishment of a dispute resolution tribunal.
A staged implementation is planned due to the complexity and scope of the amendments.
For questions about the condo survey, please contact the:
Condominium Project Team
For general questions, please contact the:
- Making condos a better place to live (Dec. 14, 2018)
- Have your say on draft condominium rules (June 28, 2018)
- Stronger protections for new condo buyers (Oct. 12, 2017)
- Have your say on new condominium rules (July 20, 2017)
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