Rent Control Bulletin: Licensing of Property Managers and Condo Management Providers

November 2017

Rent Control Bulletin – November 2017

The Canadian Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (“CMRAO”) has
started accepting applications for licensing of condo management providers and
managers, effective November 1, 2017. If you are a condo management
provider or manager, you have until January 29, 2018 to make an Application to
CMRAO after which date it will be illegal to provide condo management services
without a licence, proof that you have applied for a licence, or an approved
extension. There are also important exemptions from the licensing requirements
for certain individuals, employees, or professionals.

CMRAO will issue four types of licences and each licence has specific
qualifications, application requirements, conditions and obligations. The four
licences are as follows:

  1. Limited Licence;
  2. Transitional Licence;
  3. General Licence; and
  4. Condo Management Provider Licence.

Individual condo managers and condo management providers will need a licence.
Individual managers and providers providing condo management services can
apply for a licence at: https://www.cmrao.ca/en-US/licensing/apply-for-licence/

In addition, effective November 1, 2017, there are new forms under the amended
Condominium Act, 1998. You can find these new forms at:
https://www.ontario.ca/search/land-registration?sort=desc&field_forms_act_tid=condominium

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Laura practises in the area of administrative law, including condominium, residential tenancies,municipal, planning and zoning, expropriations, and property tax and accessibility law. Laura is a member and active contributor to numerous condominium, development and housing industry organizations. More →