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March 27, 2018 Jake Fine

Three Important Changes to the New Status Certificate Form

Did you know there is a new status certificate form?  Commencing May 1, 2018, condominium corporations will have to start using this new form.

Although substantially similar to its predecessor, there is one key difference.  The difference deals with electric vehicle charging.

Article 23 – Agreements with owners relating to changes to the common elements

Article 23 of the new status certificate form requires a condominium corporation to disclose whether or not a unit is subject to an agreement for the installation of an electric vehicle charging system installed by the unit owner (s. 24.6 of O.Reg. 48/01).  The agreement to install an electric vehicle charging system is akin to an agreement to modify the common elements in s. 98 of the Condominium Act, 1998.

Article 25 – Substantial changes to the common elements, assets or services

Article 25 of the new status certificate form requires a condominium corporation to disclose whether or not there are any proposed installations of an electric vehicle charging system to be carried out by the corporation (in accordance with s. 24.3 (5) of O.Reg. 48/01).  This new regulation is akin to and replaces the notice provisions in s. 97 of the Condominium Act, 1998 in the case of electric vehicle charging installations by the condominium.

Article 33(g) – Attachments

Article 33(g) of the new status certificate requires a condominium corporation to attach any agreement for the installation of an electric vehicle charging system made by a unit owner to the corporation (s. 24.6 of O.Reg. 48/01).

Tip for property managers:  Over the years, the habit of copying and pasting from previous status certificates has created little “gremlins” (hidden mistakes) which are carried forward from status certificate to the next.  The release of the new status certificate form is a chance to start fresh, throw away your old precedents, and make sure that these “gremlins” do not continue.  If you need any assistance with the new status certificate form, do not hesitate to contact Fine & Deo.

For your convenience, we’ve included a link (below) to the new status certificate and a link to O. Reg. 114/18, which amends O.Reg. 48/01 on May 1, 2018:

https://files.ontario.ca/status_certificate_under_subsection_76_1_of_the_condominium_act_1998_dated_march_23_2018.pdf

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r18114

As of the date of writing this article, Jake Fine is an articling student at Fine & Deo, focused on all areas of condominium law. Jake is anticipated to be called to the bar in June of 2018. Jake can be reached at jakefine@finedeo.com or 905.760.1800 ext. 249.​

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