Owners Association – FAQs
An Owners Association is an organization created by the developer to own, operate, and maintain certain features within the community that were established by the developer and will not maintained by the municipality in the future. In Dawson’s Landing, these features include entrance signage, community beautification, and community events.
DLOA was established to maintain the value of community amenities and to ensure a high standard of maintenance of common spaces, ensuring that Dawson’s Landing’s many unique attributes and features will be maintained for many years to come.
DLOA is a means of building community pride and unity amongst residents through community beautification, events, and areas. Active involvement in DLOA is an excellent way to meet fellow owners, and an opportunity to help shape the community’s future through planning and input. Organized events will be provided to enhance the sense of community and to encourage neighbourly relations.
The developer will legally establish an Owners Association early in the planning stages of the community.
An Encumbrance is registered on the title of every lot in the community of Dawson’s Landing, making each owner a member of DLOA.
All owners and residents of Dawson’s Landing will enjoy the long-term benefits of enhanced maintenance, which provides a more attractive community. This helps to maintain market values and to preserve the long-term value of each home in Dawson’s Landing, enhancing the overall community experience.
DLOA is owned by all property owners within Dawson’s Landing.
Qualico Communities Calgary (QCC), on behalf of Waterbridge Developments Ltd., will govern, control, and subsidize DLOA until DLOA can be self-sustaining and/or the community is nearing full buildout. At that time, QCC will turn control of DLOA over to the membership. This timeline will be solely at the discretion of DLOA. Ultimately, DLOA will be self-funding and managed by an independent third party.
Yes, like other Owners Associations, DLOA will collect membership fees to operate the Association. Each household contributes to the community through a nominal annual fee. These fees are administered through registered Encumbrances against all land titles in Dawson’s Landing and are mandatory.
The buyer’s initial encumbrance fee is pro-rated from possession date to year end (December 31) and is payable by the buyer in one lump sum upon closing.
Subsequent encumbrance fees (after the buyer’s first year of occupancy) must be paid on an annual basis and are subject to change, in accordance with DLOA Bylaws.
The fiscal year for DLOA is January 1 to December 31 every calendar year.
Fee notices will be mailed out annually and fees are levied effective January 1 each year.
Interest charges begin accumulating on overdue accounts as of January 1 of each calendar year, at a rate of 18% per annum, for outstanding balances as of January 31.
Fees for 2022 are $200.00 + GST ($210.00 total) and are subject to change, in accordance with DLOA Bylaws.
Upon closing of the real estate purchase, the initial encumbrance fee amount is pro-rated from possession date to year end and payable in advance in one lump sum. Subsequent annual encumbrance fees must be paid on an annual basis, as indicated above.
Please mail a cheque (made out to Dawson’s Landing Owners Association) for the full amount of your fees ($210.00, including GST) to the following address:
Dawson’s Landing Owners Association
100, 5709 – 2 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2W4
DLOA does not provide individual invoices for each owner.