Agreement to Receive Notices Electronically: Understanding the Condo Act
In today’s digital age, most communication happens online. And this is no exception when it comes to the Condominium Act and the way notices are delivered to unit owners.
As a unit owner, you have the option to agree to receive notices electronically. This can be a convenient way to stay up-to-date on important information related to your condo unit.
So, what is the Agreement to Receive Notices Electronically? And how does it work?
The Agreement to Receive Notices Electronically
The Agreement to Receive Notices Electronically is a form that condo unit owners can sign to indicate that they agree to receive all legally required notices electronically.
Under section 47 of the Condominium Act, a corporation can use electronic communication to deliver notices if the unit owner has agreed to receive them in that way. But, this agreement is not just between the unit owner and the corporation. It also involves a third-party service provider – such as an email marketing service or a messaging app – to deliver the notices to the unit owner.
Therefore, the Agreement to Receive Notices Electronically is also an agreement between the unit owner, the corporation, and the third-party service provider.
How it Works
Once you have signed the agreement, the corporation will send all legally required notices to your email address – or your designated email address – instead of sending them by regular mail.
The notice must be sent to the email address designated by the unit owner. And, if the notice is rejected or returned, then the corporation must send the notice by regular mail.
It is important to note that unit owners who agree to receive notices electronically are still required to keep their contact information up-to-date with the corporation. If your email address changes, you must inform the corporation immediately.
Benefits of Receiving Notices Electronically
There are several benefits to receiving notices electronically. The first and most obvious one is that it is faster and more convenient. You can access the notice immediately on your computer or smartphone – and you don’t have to wait for it to be delivered by regular mail.
In addition, receiving notices electronically can be more environmentally friendly, as it reduces paper usage and waste. It can also save money for both the unit owner and the corporation, as there are no printing and postage costs associated with electronic delivery.
The Agreement to Receive Notices Electronically is an important aspect of the Condominium Act that you should be aware of as a unit owner. By signing this agreement, you can receive all legally required notices electronically, allowing you to stay up-to-date on important information related to your condo unit.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Agreement to Receive Notices Electronically, or if you need to update your contact information with the corporation, be sure to reach out to your property management company or condo board.