COVID-19: Update on the Tarion Claim Process

We previously reported on Tarion’s initial response to the COVID-19 crisis. We also previously reported on the government’s decision to issue an Emergency Order to suspend the application of limitation periods imposed by any statute, regulation or government bylaw.

Yesterday, Tarion issued an updated Advisory, confirming that effectively all applicable Tarion deadlines are suspended during the application of the government’s Emergency Order. That Order is retroactive to March 16, 2020 and will apply for a period of 90 days, unless extended, or otherwise lifted by the government in the meantime.

This means that the deadline for completion and filing of Performance Audits (due on or after March 16th) has been suspended, as well as the deadline for requesting conciliation (again, due on or after March 16th). Condominium corporations will be given a “reasonable extension” following the lifting of the Emergency Order in which to file any claims and/or make their request for conciliation.

Tarion will continue to receive claims in the meantime. Insofar as a condominium corporation is in a position to file a claim, it may continue to do so. But pending the lifting of the Emergency Order, a late submission will not be rejected by Tarion.

Stay tuned to Condo Law News to keep up to date on the latest developments in condominium law!