Although they have been in force for nearly 12 years, the regulations under the Condominium Act, 1998 have been available in English only. Thanks to recent amendments, our Francophone confederates can now rejoice that those regs include a complete French language version.

On November 22, 2012, the Ontario government filed Regulations 383/12 and 384/12, which amended Regulations 48/01 (“General”) and 49/01 ("Description and Registration”) respectively.  

In addition to adding French versions of the Condo Act regs, the recent amendments were intended to correct typographical errors and improve accuracy.  Most notably, the General regulation is amended to include improved definitions of the various classes of reserve fund studies.  The Regulatory Registry webpage points out that: “These amendments do not change the policy or intent of the regulations.”

While it is good to see that the Condo Act regulations are being fine-tuned from time to time, we remain hopeful that more substantial revision of the Act and regs is not far away.

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