Alberta government seeks views on condo legislation

The Alberta government is asking its citizens to get involved in its bid to improve condominium living.
“We want to build more effective legislation that provides appropriate consumer protection and supports the vibrant condominium industry in Alberta,” said Service Alberta Minister Manmeet S. Bhullar. “The direction we get from Albertans will help us improve standards and provide long-term solutions to the challenges facing Alberta’s condominium industry.”
A government questionnaire, at letstalkcondos.servicealberta.ca seeks the public’s views on legislation regarding the development, purchase and operation of condominiums.
The questionnaire, which covers topics such as consumer protection for buyers; insurance requirements; access to corporation records; dispute resolution; board governance; and regulatory standards for condominium managers, will help guide the first amendment to the Condominium Property Act since 2000.
“We are pleased to see the Alberta government moving ahead with public consultation in this process,” said Stephen Cassady, president of the Canadian Condominium Institute – South Alberta chapter. “Updating the act to reflect industry changes and the rising expectations of owners is a positive step forward.”
“Improving the condominium laws will be beneficial for buyers and for builders of condominiums,” added Greg Christensen, former president of the Canadian Home Builders Association – Alberta. “We fully support any measures that will help owners protect the value of their investment in their homes and address the needs of all stakeholders.”
The online questionnaire is available until April 2 at letstalkcondos.servicealberta.ca. Paper copies of the questionnaire can be requested by calling 1-877-427-4088 toll-free in Alberta.



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