Changes due to COVID-19

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

Corporations need to begin planning necessary meetings now and work with their legal counsel to determine a date for AGMs delayed by COVID-19.

Information regarding entry

Emergency access continues to be permitted. 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.

Recent changes

The amended Condominium Property Act and regulations came into force on January 1, 2020.

The revisions reflect feedback received during condominium rules consultations in the summer of 2019 to ease the administrative burden on condo boards and corporations while protecting condo owners and their investment.

Next steps

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is working to create an education and licensing program for condo managers. For more information visit RECA: Condominium Manager Regulation Consultation.

Fact sheets

Condominium fact sheets are available for the following categories:

Bylaws

Insurance

Ownership

Reserve funds

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.

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) are recognized by Service Alberta.

Resources

Contact

Connect with the Consumer Contact Centre:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 1-877-427-4088
Email: service.alberta@gov.ab.ca

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