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Feb 2014

Property Managers: Mandatory Condominium Manager Qualifications Are Coming

By David Sunday

Ontario has commenced a formal review of the Condominium Act.  Although the review is still underway, the review panel has issued a first recommendation to require condominium managers to hold certain mandatory qualifications.

The Ministry of Consumer Services has already endorsed this early recommendation, due to its relatively broad support across most stakeholder groups, including from the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario.

Property managers across Ontario and Waterloo Region will want to monitor this development and ensure that they are ready when mandatory qualifications become a reality.

The Stage Two Condominium Act Review report is expected to be available for public comment by the end of summer 2013. Expect it to provide further detailed recommendations with respect to the types of mandatory qualifications that are likely to be required for condominium managers at some time in the future.  You can watch for the report online at:

http://www.sse.gov.on.ca/mcs/en/Pages/condo_rev.aspx

** This article is intended only to inform and educate. It is not legal advice. Be sure to contact a lawyer to obtain legal advice on any specific matter.

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