How do the latest legal updates affect your strata?
Understanding these common mistakes will hopefully help strata corporations to avoid unnecessary disputes and improve its chances of success should a matter reach the CRT.
Although many of the Covid related restrictions imposed throughout the winter have now been lifted, those that remain continue to apply to strata corporations in certain situations.
Strata corporations continue to have to navigate Covid related restrictions. The most recent Provincial Health Officer’s Order issued December 22, 2021 has again changed how those restrictions apply to strata corporation settings.
While strata corporations must comply with passport requirements in certain settings, they should be cautions to implement them in others.
Read on for an update on strata corporations and COVID-19 in this follow up piece to Shawn's March 13, 2020 article on the same topic.
Has your common room, exercise room, or clubhouse been shut down? Don't reopen without a carefully crafted plan!
With the COVID-19 virus pandemic gripping the world, strata corporations need to consider how they are going to respond to that and continue to carry on operations. This article outlines some issues to consider.
Noise complaints related to hard surface flooring are becoming more common, but at what point do these noises become unreasonable?
It is a long standing principle that strata corporations are required to enforce their bylaws...but is that always the case?
Many strata corporations have bylaws which prohibit or limit the rental of strata lots, either in part or in whole. A common question which arises is whether or not having one or more roommates violates such a bylaw. The answer, unfortunately, is not all that clear.
Navigating a request for an accommodation can be a difficult task. Here's why.
Learn the steps to take and pitfalls to avoid when conducting a hearing before the strata council.
Ever wonder how to properly conduct a secret ballot? This article will explain how.
Ever wonder what restrictions there are on amending a resolution? This blog explains the basic tests which apply to proposed amendments.
Are your neighbours asking for more than just a cup of sugar?
Ever wonder what risks the strata corporation is taking on by allowing owners to use the clubhouse or common room for private functions?
Some practical tips for how strata councils can deal with unrelenting owners.
This article examines the mistakes that are often made when imposing fines for bylaw violations in a strata corporation.
Understanding how difficult it is to appeal a bad CRT decision shows the value of legal assistance in preparing evidence and submissions.
Learn the steps involved to windup a strata corporation.
Find out how changes to the federal marijuana laws will affect strata corporations.
Owners are often surprised with the extent a strata corporation can control what they do in their home.
Find out what rules govern the use of video surveillance by owners in strata corporations.
Two recent Civil Resolution Tribunal decisions act as a reminder of some of the hard to navigate issues faced by strata corporations when it comes to pet bylaws.
Determining whether an owner is ultimately responsible to pay an insurance deductible depends on properly applying the test under the law.
Strata corporations should never have significant arrears and should never have them for very long. There is simply no reason for it.
A strata corporation’s obligations with respect to the retention and production of documents are set out in sections 35 and 36 of the Strata Property Act (SPA).
What constitutes “correspondence” for the purposes of s.35 of the Strata Property Act (SPA) has been the subject of past judicial consideration.