Establishing a Quasi-Judicial ‘Condo Office’ Should be Done with Care

John Manneh November 11, 2013

6a00d83420cedf53ef019b00df61f5970b-800wiA major change is coming for the management and operation of the Ontario’s 600,000 condo units if recommendations in Stage 2 of the Condominium Act review, released last month, become law.

Last year, the Ontario government retained Ottawa-based Canada’s Public Policy Forum to lead a review of the 2001 Condominium Act and recommend changes to solve a number of perceived problems with the legislation.

Condominium owners, developers, managers, lawyers and other stakeholders have now completed the second of three stages of the 18-month review process. Five working groups have developed a series of possible solutions to a number of the issues which emerged from the first stage of the study.

These groups focused on

– Consumer protection

-Financial management

– Dispute resolution

– Governance

– Condominium property management

The full, 72-page report, available online at ppforum.ca, provides a hint of what condominium law will look like if and when the report’s final recommendations are passed into law.

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