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British Columbia Law Institute Publishes Consultation Paper on Complex Stratas

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The British Columbia Law Institute published on September 1, 2016 its Consultation Paper on Complex Stratas seeking public comments on proposed reforms to the Strata Property Act and its regulations concerning sections, types, and phases. The BCLI carries out scholarly research, writing and analysis for law reform, collaborating with government and other entities, and providing… Continue Reading

Strata Wind Up Amendments Come into Effect

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On July 28, 2016 highly anticipated changes to the British Columbia Strata Property Act came into effect by regulation. The following news release from the government provides more information about these amendments. Of key importance to strata corporations, developers and owners alike is the reduction in the voting threshold required to terminate a strata corporation…. Continue Reading

Lawson Lundell’s Strata Wind up Group

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On November 16, 2015 proposed changes to the British Columbia Strata Property Act in Bill 40-2015 were approved by the provincial legislature. These changes will come into effect after related regulatory changes are made, which is expected to occur in early 2016. This amendment, among other things, will make it easier for strata corporations to… Continue Reading

Smoking Bylaw in Strata Developments

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The B.C. Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in a strata property case involving second-hand smoke. Andrushko v The Owners Strata Plan KAS 1041 McIntosh Grove, 2015 BCSC 2445 will be of interest to strata councils and their advisors, who are increasingly being called upon to manage smoking-related disputes. The case involved a strata complex located in… Continue Reading

How to Wind-Up Your Strata

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Condominiums and the concept of strata title have now been in existence in BC since 1966 when the Strata Titles Act was enacted.  Given rising property values and increased densification, strata properties are likely to continue to be a significant part of the Lower Mainland real estate market. The issue currently facing many strata developments… Continue Reading

Proposed Amendment to the Strata Property Act: Terminating a Strata Corporation

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A proposed amendment to the British Columbia Strata Property Act was introduced in the provincial legislature on October 8, 2015 through Bill 40-2015. Amongst other things, this proposed amendment will make it easier for owners to terminate or wind-up a strata corporation. Under the current Strata Property Act, a unanimous vote of all strata lot… Continue Reading