COVID-19 Updates: Taking steps to return to normal.
Meetings during the pandemic
More information about group sizes can be found at: alberta.ca/COVID19.
Condominium corporations can conduct meetings and hold votes using digital technology, if their bylaws do not prohibit it. If an owner has provided their email address, the corporation must sent them an electronic meeting notice.
If the corporation wants to meet and vote in person, or if its bylaws already allow for online meeting and voting, no changes are required.
If the corporation wants to meet and vote electronically, but its bylaws prohibit such actions, the bylaws need to be adjusted.
Expiry of Ministerial Order
Ministerial Order 009/2020 expired on August 14, 2020 and will not be extended.
As of August 14, 2020 condominium corporations are required to hold annual general meetings and / or any special general meetings requested by owners under the Condominium Property Act:
- annual general meetings are to be held no more than 15 months after the previous AGM
- this timeline was temporarily placed on pause as of April 9, 2020 by the Ministerial Order, which has now lapsed
Effective December 8, 2020 Alberta has declared a State of Public Health Emergency to protect the health care system from COVID-19. All indoor and outdoor social gatherings are prohibited, but condominium corporations are still required to find a way to conduct their AGMs.
Corporations are recommended to work with their legal counsel and condominium manager to identify rules of procedure for meetings and methods for voting electronically.
Information regarding entry
Emergency access continues to be permitted as per the legislation. Access to units for non-emergency reasons is permissible, once the required notice has been provided.
To support a healthy relaunch, continue acting safely to prevent the spread. Find out how at alberta.ca/COVID19.
Condominium Manager Licensing
Starting December 1, 2021, all individuals and companies that provide condominium management services in Alberta must be licensed by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA). For more information: Condominium Manager Licensing.
Condominium fact sheets are available for the following categories:
- condominium unit rentals
- general meetings for condominium corporations
- owning a condominium (tip sheet)
- resolving condominium disputes
- special levies
- checklist: documents for purchasers of new and converted condominiums
- condominium documents for owners, mortgagees and prospective purchasers
- converted property study requirements for developers – Fact sheet
- purchasing a condominium (tip sheet)
Director’s Interpretation Bulletins
Section 62.6 of the Condominium Property Act allows for its director to issue advisory options and interpretation bulletins regarding the insurance-related sections of the Act or the Condominium Property Regulation.
This allows Service Alberta to provide clarity or further information on insurance-related provisions in the condominium legislation.
These bulletins are not legally binding but can be used by those who are seeking further guidance on the insurance requirements for condominium corporations. Bulletins will be posted here when they are issued.
- Insurance Deductible Clarifications
- Standard Insurable Unit Description – Clarifications
- Standard Insurable Unit Description – Unit Classes
Qualifications for reserve fund study providers
The Condominium Property Regulation requires reserve fund study providers to have specific training or qualifications. In addition to those listed in section 21.1 of the Regulation, other training and qualifications (PDF, 1.0 MB) have been recognized by Service Alberta.
Please note, these additional forms of training and qualifications have since expired. Please refer to the Condominium Property Regulation for all reserve fund study provider qualifications and training.
Superintendent of Insurance bulletin
A number of local and global factors are currently driving up the costs of condominium insurance across Canada. Examples include increasing frequency and severity of condominium property claims, and increasing property values. To help alleviate some of the premium increases, the Superintendent of Insurance is curtailing the use of ‘best terms pricing’ on condominium insurance policies.
For more information, see the Superintendent of Insurance Interpretation Bulletin (PDF, 424 KB).
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