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  • Electronic Strata General Meetings During COVID Pandemic

    During this COVID pandemic, the BC government has specifically permitted Strata Corporations to meet electronically. You can read the Order here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/housing-and-tenancy/strata-housing/images/m114-2020.pdf Read more »

  • Paying the Cost of Challenging a Will

    In the BC Court system a plaintiff takes a risk suing where, if they lose, they not only pay their own lawyer’s legal fees, they end up paying some (and sometimes most or all) of the defendant’s legal fees. The default in BC is that the loser pays “costs”. This, sometimes, gives people pause before … Read more »

  • Owners Entitled to Extend Patio onto Common Property

    A strata corporation has control over the common property and most (if not all) strata bylaws require approval of the strata to make alterations to the common property. In the case of a patio extension onto common property, an owner does not have an automatic right to extend their patio or make chan … Read more »

  • Collecting Legal Fees for Bylaw Enforcement

    In the first case of its kind, the BC Supreme Court assessed the amount legal fees payable to the Strata Corporation from the owner that breached the Strata’s bylaws: The Owners, Strata Plan K 27 v. Caron, 2019 BCSC 1046. In this case, the Strata sued the owner to enforce its bylaws and to evict the … Read more »

  • CRT Says Hardship Exemptions not Available for AirBnB Rentals

    As discussed in a previous post, the Strata Property Act (the “SPA”) provides a hardship exemption from rental bylaws when those bylaws cause hardship to an owner if that owner cannot rent their strata lot. What is hardship depends on the facts and circumstances of each individual owner. In a recent … Read more »