Regulatory proposals under the Condominium Act, 1998
O. Reg 48/01
O. Reg 181/17
O. Reg. 49/01
Bill or Act:
Condominium Act, 1998
Summary of Proposal:
There are various forms (mandatory and optional) under the Condominium Act, 1998 and regulations made under that Act. The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (Ministry) and the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) have received some feedback from the condominium sector regarding certain forms.
The Ministry is proposing changes to the following three regulations made under the Condominium Act, 1998: O. Reg 48/01, O. Reg 181/17, and O. Reg 49/01. The proposed changes would support the condominium community in being able to more easily access and use certain forms under the Condominium Act, 1998.
The proposal would delegate the administration for 19 forms under the Condominium Act, 1998 to the CAO. These 19 forms are some of the most frequently used forms by condominium corporations and owners. It is proposed that 17 of the forms would be delegated to the CAO effective January 1, 2020 and 2 additional forms on July 1, 2020. The specific forms can be found in the table below. The CAO would be responsible for making these forms available to the public on its website and would also be responsible for any necessary updates to them, subject to Ministry approval.
The responsibility for these forms is aligned with the CAO's mandate of providing services to the condominium sector. The intent of the proposal is to provide easier access and usability of frequently used forms for condominium owners, mortgagees, purchasers and condominium corporations.
Your feedback will help inform how the proposal may impact condominium unit owners, condominium corporations, the CAO, and the condominium sector in general. The Ministry welcomes feedback and encourages anyone interested to provide comments on its proposal.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
All costs for delegating the administration of certain forms to the Condominium Authority of Ontario including the delegation of certain forms and any updating or maintenance of these forms would be funded by fees collected by the CAO from condominium corporations (the current fees have been calculated based on the equivalent of $1 per voting unit per month) through their condominium corporations. There are no new administrative costs or compliance costs associated with these regulations.
September 20, 2019
Comments Due Date:
September 30, 2019
Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
56 Wellesley St. W, 6th Floor
Toronto ON, M7A 1C1