News

June 28th, 2019

Upcoming Changes Paused for Red Tape Review

 

Changes in the regulations due to become effective on July 1, 2019 have been put on hold for a six-month review by the current government. Service Alberta Minister, Nate Glubish made the announcement on June 27th, 2019.

Honourable Nate Glubish in the statement about the decision said, “Reducing red tape is a priority for our government. We want to ensure that we are able to examine the impacts that the amended Condominium Property Regulation, which was passed by the previous government, will have on condominium owners, boards, corporations, and others involved in the condominium industry.”

The government wishes to review the changes, meet with stakeholders and determine if the adjustments need to be made to strike the right balance without increasing red tape and administrative burdens. All outstanding amendments to the Condominium Property Act and Regulation will come into force on January 1, 2020, following this review. This includes the delayed provisions as well as those that are currently scheduled to come into force on January 1, 2020.

CCI North Alberta President Anand Sharma stated, “This is really great news. We have been concerned about the unintended consequences of these regulations for some time. CCI North Alberta have been educating condominium owners, managers and boards about the planned regulations over the past six months, and we’ve found that many people are still unaware and unprepared for the proposed changes. We are happy to support the government’s pause on this.”

CCI Member and Legal Panel contirubutor, Hugh Willis of Willis Law added, “Over the past year feedback from our clients and pro bono education sessions regarding these regulations has been overwhelming. I applaud the government for listening to these concerns of over-regulation and impracticality on certain regulations and taking action to correct.”

For further information about this news click on the links below:

Full Press Release from Service Alberta
Further Information and Updates Regarding the Regulations
Service Alberta’s Website

Our Chapter will continue to provide feedback in the consultation process and we will keep you updated as the process unfolds. If you have specific feedback on changes to the legislation, you can email Alberta’s condominium legislation team at CondoReview@gov.ab.ca and we ask that you CC us on any emails that you send.