Jurisdiction of Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT) Expanded
The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) recently announced the expanded jurisdiction of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT). This expansion is the result of the government’s recent amendments to Ontario Regulation 179/17 under the Condominium Act, 1998 (Condo Act),which added new types of disputes to the CAT’s existing jurisdiction.
Amendments made to the Condo Act in the fall of 2021 came into effect on January 1, 2022, to expand the CAT’s jurisdiction to resolve disputes related to certain nuisances in condominiums. This included activities in a condo that could be considered an annoyance, or disruption, as well as nuisance and related indemnification provisions in condominium governing documents.
The CAT can currently accept applications about a range of issues, including condominium records, pets and animals, vehicles, parking and storage, noise, odours, vibration, light, smoke and vapour, as well as compliance with settlement agreements.
Visit the CAO website for a summary of the important changes to the CAT’s jurisdiction.