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.
Learn the steps involved to windup 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.
Find out how changes to the federal marijuana laws will affect strata corporations.
Find out what rules govern the use of video surveillance by owners in strata corporations.
Owners are often surprised with the extent a strata corporation can control what they do in their home.
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.
Standard Bylaws 5 and 6 both requrie owners to obtain permission before making an "alteration" to a strata lot or the common property.
What constitutes “correspondence” for the purposes of s.35 of the Strata Property Act (SPA) has been the subject of past judicial consideration.