Condominium Property Act Consultation

 

Amendments to the Condominium Property Act are the result of extensive consultations held with key stakeholders.

 


Stakeholder groups and members

For a list of stakeholder groups, including their members, that were consulted for the Condominium Property Act, please click here to download the file (PDF format).



November 2009: Working Committee Formed

Service Alberta created a 16-member working committee to look at issues affecting the industry.

Its membership consisted of:

  • Canadian Condominium Institute - North Alberta;
  • Canadian Condominium Institute - South Alberta;
  • Alberta Real Estate Association;
  • Association of Condominium Managers of Alberta;
  • Canadian Home Builders' Association – Alberta;
  • Other members representing developers, owners and the legal community.

Early 2013: Let’s Talk Condos Survey Launched

Based on input from the working committee, Service Alberta developed Let’s Talk Condos, a consultation survey covering a number of topics, including dispute resolution, purchase cancellation rights, insurance requirements, disclosure to buyers, board governance, and standards of practice for condo managers.

The survey was posted online between February and May 2013. In all, about 4,000 responses were received from the survey (the majority from condo owners) and in meetings and conference calls between stakeholders and the Minister. 

The Condominium Property Act Review Consultation Analysis Report, which contains a summary of the responses to the consultation survey Let’s Talk Condos, is available here .

Fall 2013: Task teams formed

Based on the responses to the survey, six task teams were assembled to discuss the following issues: Reserve Funds, Governance, Condominium Managers, Insurance, New Condominiums, and Dispute Resolution.

Membership for each of the task teams were as follows:

Reserve Fund Task Team

  • Canadian Condominium Institute – North Alberta
  • Canadian Condominium Institute – South Alberta
  • Real Estate Institute of Canada – Alberta
  • Other members representing developers, engineering firms, and condominium owners.

Governance Task Team

  • Association of Condominium Managers of Alberta
  • Alberta Real Estate Association
  • Canadian Condominium Institute – North Alberta
  • Canadian Condominium Institute – South Alberta
  • Condominium owners

Condominium Managers Task Team

  • Association of Condominium Managers of Alberta
  • Alberta Real Estate Association
  • Canadian Condominium Institute – North Alberta
  • Canadian Condominium Institute – South Alberta
  • Real Estate Council of Alberta
  • Condominium owners and management companies.

Insurance Task Team

  • Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
  • Insurance Bureau of Canada
  • Members representing condominium owners, insurance industry, and legal community

New Condominiums Task Team

  • Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association
  • Alberta Real Estate Association
  • Canadian Home Builders’ Association - Alberta
  • Canadian Condominium Institute - North Alberta
  • Canadian Condominium Institute – South Alberta
  • Members representing condominium owners, and the legal community

Dispute Resolution Task Team

  • Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Institute of Alberta
  • Canadian Condominium Institute – North Alberta
  • Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service
  • Members representing condominium owners, dispute resolution mediation and the legal community

Early 2014: Amendments drafted and tabled

  • Service Alberta staff drafted more than 50 amendments based on stakeholder input from the task teams.
  • Bill 13 was tabled for first reading in May 2014.

Summer 2014: Additional consultation

  • After Bill 13 passed first reading, Albertans were invited to review the draft legislation and submit their comments by email.

The following organizations were also invited to comment on the amendments:

  • ADR Institute of Alberta
  • Alberta Land Surveyors’ Association
  • Alberta Real Estate Association
  • Association of Condominium Managers of Alberta;
  • Building Owners and Managers Association
  • Canadian Condominium Institute, North and South Alberta chapters
  • Canadian Home Builders’ Association
  • Insurance Bureau of Canada
  • Real Estate Council of Alberta

Meetings were held with the Canadian Home Builders Association and the Governance and New Condo task teams in June and July to go over the proposed amendments.

Based on the input of Albertans and industry stakeholders over the summer, refinements to the proposed amendments in Bill 13 were made.

Fall 2014: Re-introduction of amendments

When the fall 2014 session of the legislature was prorogued, the Condominium Property Amendment Act required re-introduction.

The Act was tabled in December 2014 as Bill 9, and included refinements made during the summer of 2014.