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Condominiums


The City of London has been the approval authority for condominium applications since 1994. City Council has delegated that authority to the Managing Director of Planning and City Planner.  Condominium applications are reviewed by Development Services, including new development and conversion of existing buildings. 

The Provincial "Condominium Act" identifies a variety of condominium corporations (alone or in combination). These are either "leasehold" or "freehold" condominiums, and there are four types of freehold condominiums:

  1. Common Elements
  2. Phased
  3. Vacant Land
  4. Standard

Before starting the condominium process, the applicant determines which type of condominium they wish to establish. Once decided, applicants contact Development Services to arrange a consultation to determine "complete application" requirements, and to identify any features of the proposal that do not comply with the Zoning By-law or may require additional support from the City.

In most cases, condominiums will have gone through the Site Plan Approval process and have a development agreement in place prior to approval of a condominium application.

Condominium Submission, Review and Approval Guidelines

The "Condominium Submission, Review and Approval Guidelines" have been prepared to provide guidance in considering and preparing the full range of condominium applications. The guidelines set out the requirements, process, review criteria and significant conditions of draft approval that may apply. The document will assist in making an evaluation of the most appropriate method to create the desired end product.

Submission of complete applications, with careful consideration of the guidelines, will enable staff to process applications more efficiently.  From an owner's perspective, Consumer Protection Ontario has developed a number of resources to help guide and explain some of the ins and outs of condominium ownership.

 

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