Province extends condominium consultation
“We have received tremendous public interest and input into this consultation,” said Service Alberta Minister Manmeet S. Bhullar. “The conversation has been very productive and worthwhile and that’s a dialogue we want to continue. We also want to remind people that all ideas will be considered, not just those highlighted in the survey.”
Service Alberta is alsoreviewing the impact of a recent decision by the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench which determined that a bare land condominium corporation does not have authority under the Condominium Property Act to collect funds in advance from owners for repairing and maintaining portions of bare land units or ‘managed property.’ “We are exploring all options to address this issue to help give condominium owners and corporations more clarity and certainty in dealing with repairs and day-to-day maintenance issues,” said Bhullar.
Since the consultation launched on February 13, Service Alberta has received close to 3000 responses to the online survey and almost 75 per cent have been from condominium owners.
The survey covers a wide range of topics, including: consumer protection for buyers; insurance requirements; access to corporation records; dispute resolution; corporation governance; maintenance of bare land condominiums; and, regulatory standards for condominium managers. The survey is available online until May 2 at letstalkcondos.servicealberta.ca.
Hard copies of the consultation can be requested by calling 1-877-427-4088 toll-free in Alberta.
The Condominium Property Act provides the legislative framework for the creation and operation of any form of condominium, including residential and commercial. The Act applies to anyone who develops, owns, or manages condominium property.
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