Proposed Fees for the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario

The Province has now proposed licensing fees for condominium managers under the CMSA, and has invited input from the public on those proposed fees.

As we now know, on November 1, 2017 the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (“CMRAO”) will become the designated administrative authority under the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (“CMSA”).  The CMRAO will be responsible for licensing managers, and overseeing the regulation of the condominium management industry.

The Province has now confirmed its proposed fee structure for licensing of managers:

Limited License $379.00
Transitional General License $607.00
General License $607.00
Condominium Management Firm License $799.00 base fee PLUS $350 per licensee employed by the firm

Licensing fees will form the primary source of revenue for the CMRAO which will operate as a not for profit corporation.

The Province is currently seeking feedback and input with respect to the above proposed fee structure.  If you wish to provide feedback, you can do so by completing a short survey which is accessible from the CMRAO website (there is currently a link on the main page to “Provide Your Input” on the proposed fees).  Feedback will be collected by the Province from July 11, 2017 to August 10, 2017.

Stay tuned to Condo Law News for more blogs about amendments to the Condominium Act and upcoming events .

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Ministry Announces New Dates for Arrival of Condo Law Changes

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has announced new dates for the planned arrival of changes to Ontario’s Condominium Laws.   Click here for the recent announcement from the Ministry.

Here’s a quick summary of the “next steps” noted by the Ministry:

September 1, 2017:

The new Condominium Authority of Ontario (responsible for various new administrative matters) will become effective.

November 1, 2017

The Phase I amendments to the Condominium Act will come into force.

The new licensing requirements for condominium managers will come into force.

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (which will deal with licensing and regulation of condominium managers) will become effective.

The Condominium Authority Tribunal (which will deal with certain condominium law disputes) will become effective.

February 1, 2018

The remainder of the Condominium Management Services Act (apart from licensing matters) will come into force.

In the “near future”, the Ministry will also release:

New forms under the Condominium Act.

A set of plain language guides and fact sheets respecting the new condominium law changes.

The education and exam requirements for condominium managers.

We don’t yet have an indicated target date for the further changes to the Condominium Act (after Phase I), but we know that those changes are “in the works”.

Hold on tight.  The changes are getting closer!

Stay tuned to Condo Law News for more blogs about amendments to the Condominium Act and upcoming events .

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Proposed Regulatory Changes: Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO), Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) and the Condominium Authority Tribunal

We now have more information available regarding the proposed Regulatory changes to introduce the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) and dealing with some aspects of the Condominium Authority Tribunal.

  • Designation of two Administrative Authorities:

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is proposing regulations to support the designation of the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO, which designations are expected to be effective in mid to late 2017.

Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) as the condominium authority under the Condominium Act, would be responsible for administering parts of the Condominium Act and managing and overseeing the Condominium Authority Tribunal; and,

Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) would be responsible for administering the CMSA (Condominium Management Services Act).

  • Establishment of the Condominium Authority Tribunal:

The proposals also support the establishment of the Condominium Authority Tribunal and identifies the first set of condominium disputes that the Tribunal will have jurisdiction to resolve (relating to s. 55 records), and sets out how the Tribunal will make its orders available to the public.

The Ministry is receiving comments from the public up to April 10, 2017.

Stay Tuned for our next blog about the exciting changes to the Act and the Regulations.

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