Condo Owners Need More Protection

MPP Rosario Marchese has brought forward a private member’s bill that calls for changes to the Condominium Act, that would allow condo owners to settle disputes outside of court. Currently, the Act does not provide any consumer protection and owners have to go to court to settle any problems. Marchese is proposing a review board would act like a tribunal, allowing condo owners to take their disputes to a review officer. A cheaper and quicker alternative than going through the court system.

Marchese’s private member’s bill also calls for property managers to be licensed. The bill also would extend the New Home Warranties Plan administered by Tarion to include lofts that have been converted into condos.

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