Province should revisit second phase of Condo Act proposals


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The Ontario government should consider streamlining the Condominium Act, Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb tells Law Times.

The legal publication reports that expected amendments to the Act have raised questions about when they’ll be enacted and if the Conservatives will revise changes the previous Liberal government had planned.

Any amendments would be in addition to the first phase of changes introduced in November 2017.

Loeb, partner with the Toronto office of Shibley Righton LLP, tells Law Times that the approach to the first and second phases poses a problem because the amendments are overly cumbersome.

She says it appears that the changes and accompanying regulations attempt to anticipate every eventuality, which she believes is not possible.

Loeb says she would like to see the government take time to revisit the second phase of the proposals.

“It’s not that I’m against improving the Condominium Act, I’m not at all," she tells Law Times. I just think 66 pages of regulations on six sections of legislation is more than anyone can handle,” as was done in the first phase.

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