A “New”, New Home Warranty Program on the Horizon

As some of our readers may recall, we mentioned in our first blog of 2018 that the provincial government has passed the Protection for Owners and Purchasers of New Homes Act, 2017 (the “Act”), which relates to the new home warranty program administered by Tarion. What will this mean for owners who purchase new condominiums?

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Proxies and How They May Now be Used for Elections

The recent amendments to the Condominium Act and its regulations resulted in changes to how proxies (for meetings of owners) may be given and the voting authority that may be given to the person appointed as proxy. One question that we’ve considered with respect to these changes is: Absent specific instructions from the proxy-giver, is the person appointed as proxy now permitted to decide how to vote for candidates for election?

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New Regulations for Condominium Managers

As many of our readers know, the licensing requirements for condominium managers under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (CMSA) came into effect on November 1, 2017. As the Ministry moves forward with this new legislation, new regulations supporting the implementation of the CMSA are being introduced, including the following two regulations that are set to come into force on February 1, 2018:

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