Changes to the Condominium Act

Written by: Nathaniel Chim - Realtor

Written by: Nathaniel Chim - Realtor

Condominium owners will reduce time spent and expenses for certain offences.

The Story so Far

The Condominium Act, 1998 (Act) is the law that regulates the creation, purchasing, living in, and governing of condominiums in Ontario.

Essentially, it is the yes & no of Condos.

What is Changing?

As of January 1st, 2022, the Act has expanded the jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) for dealing with disputes involving nuisances, annoyances, and disruptions, including (but not limited to):

  • Odour
  • Smoke
  • Vapour
  • Light
  • Vibration

Anything Else We Should Know?

These new changes will reduce costly and time-consuming proceedings caused by mediation, arbitration, or courts, at the owners’ expense.

Applications for condominium-related disputes can be found through the CAT’s online portal and dispute resolution services are offered at a total cost of $200.

Written by: Nathaniel Chim, Realtor on 01/19/22

Source: Toronto Regional Real Estate Board