Strata Property Law
Strata Property Law reaches deep into our communities, and so do we. As leaders in the field, our lawyers reach out as speakers and authors on strata property topics for groups such as Continuing Legal Education, CHOA, PAMA, and SPABC. We even help “write the book” by editing and regularly contributing to the British Columbia Strata Property Practice Manual. Our involvement has impacted many precedent setting decisions relating to repairs, significant unfairness, collections, and appointment of administrators. With our commitment and expertise we help strata corporations, councils, property managers, and individuals to understand, and comply with the Strata Property Act. Contact us today.
We advise strata corporations on the statutory duty to repair, and help by preparing resolutions and attending general meetings of the owners. We review and recommend changes to construction agreements and, where needed, make applications to obtain court orders with respect to buildings in need of repair, including leaky condos.
Our involvement in developing the new Civil Resolution Tribunal leaves us well-equipped to help you navigate the CRT claims process. And with our vast experience in strata property disputes, we provide you with sound, cost effective and practical advice.
We provide collection services to BC strata corporations. Our strong relationships with financial institutions and their legal counsel result in quick recovery of unpaid strata fees, special levies, interest, fines, legal costs and other arrears. Legal fees and disbursements are usually recovered from the debtor, at little or no cost to you.
BYLAWS, RESOLUTIONS & GOVERNANCE
Our lawyers are experienced in all areas of strata bylaws, resolutions, and governance. We skillfully draft resolutions, prepare Land Title Office filings, devise clear, concise, and enforceable bylaws, rules, and resolutions, and assist in negotiating contracts. We regularly attend meetings of strata councils and owners to answer questions and provide legal guidance.
WINDING UP OF STRATA CORPORATIONS
We assist owners of strata property with the winding up their strata corporation. This can be a wise move for strata owners as the value of the land rises, and/or the cost of maintaining the building becomes prohibitive due to dilapidation and depreciation.