“The response to our online survey has been tremendous - with over 4,600 responses - and I’ve also had the chance to discuss the issues with thousands of condo owners across the province who have provided excellent advice,” said Service Alberta Minister Manmeet S. Bhullar. “My advisors on this legislation are the people of Alberta and that is why I want to make sure everyone has a chance to share their ideas.”
Since the consultation launched on February 13, Service Alberta has heard from Albertans on a wide range of issues affecting the condominium industry such as:
- clarification of improvements under the Condominium Property Act;
- timely disclosure of corporation records to owners;
- regulatory standards for condominium managers;
- training and education for board directors;
- qualifications for reserve fund providers;
- standardized bylaws applicable to all corporations; and
- methods for dispute resolution between parties.
Recognizing that buying a home is one of the single largest investments a person will make in their lifetime, the Alberta government wants to ensure effective legislation is developed to help home owners protect the value of their investment while also supporting a vibrant industry.
The online questionnaire is available until May 2 at letstalkcondos.servicealberta.ca.
Further consultation may be required on some issues once Service Alberta has compiled and analyzed Albertans’ responses. More information and updates will be posted at Service Alberta’s website.
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To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.