Redford government looks to ease condominium disputes
A new, timely and affordable dispute resolution process will help protect Alberta condominium owners.
The move is one of numerous changes expected out of the province’s successful conversation with Albertans on the future of the Condominium Property Act. More than 5,000 Albertans participated in the consultation that concluded on May 2.
“Albertans have told us that too many disputes are ending up in long and costly court battles. Developing a more affordable and speedy way to resolve differences will help protect condominium owners and improve condominium living in Alberta.”
Changes to the Act are scheduled to be tabled in the Legislature in spring 2014. A task team of Albertans – chaired by Sherwood Park MLA Cathy Olesen – will review options for dispute resolution and make recommendations on how to ensure that the model is timely and affordable for everyday Albertans and that its decisions are binding and enforceable.
“Dispute resolution is an essential component for a new and improved Condominium Property Act and will be a giant leap forward for condominium owners. We are happy that the government recognizes the need to move forward with this important initiative.”
Reviewing the Condominium Property Act is part of the government’s plan to protect Alberta homeowners. The plan includes modernizing legislation, stronger enforcement and proactive education for consumers.
Our government was elected to keep building Alberta, to live within its means and to fight to open new markets for Alberta’s resources. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.