March 18, 2017

A strata building has the rental restriction bylaws, but a family member (the owner's parent /children or the owner's spouse' parent/children) can be exempt from the rental bylaw per the Strata Property Act. The question is if the said family members should file a Form...

March 18, 2017

A strata council may delegate its certain power or duty to one particular person, say the Council President or the Property Manager; however, Under the Strata Property Act and regulations, a strata manager or strata management company cannot:

  • act as an arbitrator i...

March 18, 2017

On a very basic level who is the Strata Management company’s client? There can only be 3 answers: 1) the Strata Council, 2) Strata Corporation, or 3) both? Surprisingly the answer is 1.

The Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) has made it very clear that Strata Management...

March 18, 2017

At each annual general meeting of a strata corporation, a strata council is elected. How is membership on a strata council determined and who is eligible for membership on the strata council?

Section 29 of the Strata Property Act describes membership on council as follo...

March 18, 2017

Below items are based on the author’s best knowledge. If any doubt, please seek a legal advice.

At an Annual General Meeting, some voting cards were handed to someone else to vote. The question is if such voting cards could be transferred. The correct answer is that the...

March 18, 2017

Several amendments to the Strata Property Act have become effective as of April 9, 2014. These are described in Bill 12 – Natural Gas Development Statues Amendment Act. The following is an excerpt:

Strata Property Act

39 Section 1

(1) of the Strata Property Act, S.B.C. 19...

March 18, 2017

We have been advised of a revision to the Strata Property Act Regulation that will come into effect in July 2014 that will increase the types of investments that a strata corporation can invest in. Interested parties can view the Order in Council.

The following is an ex...

March 18, 2017

As is well known in the strata management industry, long standing practices of managing Sectioned Strata Corporations have been turned on their head and we are in the throes of change. While technically permitted, the practice of a Strata Management Brokerage being eng...

March 18, 2017

Strata Property Act

Under the Strata Property Act, there are regulations in place to improve accountability in strata corporations and require owners to pay for certain repairs.

Following consultations with the strata community (including strata lot owners, associations,...

March 18, 2017

Responsibilities of Strata Owners

When you own a house, it is easy to understand that what you own is the building and the land which surrounds it. Owners of houses also know the property belongs to them, and they can approach their municipality to obtain a copy of the...

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