There’s an exception to every rule: Navigating rental exemptions under the Strata Property Act

Tranquility Estates is a 180-unit residential strata corporation in Vancouver, British Columbia. Five years ago, the Tranquility owners passed a rental restriction bylaw, limiting strata lot rentals to 10. Since passing the bylaw, however, the community has been far from …

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Paying the piper: Five steps to collecting outstanding strata fees

The Strata Property Act places many obligations on strata corporations. In order for a strata corporation to meet its financial obligations, strata lot owners are required to vote on budgets and contribute to operating funds by way of strata fees.…

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Let’s make a deal… A strata council’s guide to settling disputes

It will come as no surprise to strata agents and strata lot owners alike that living in a strata corporation means learning to deal with day to day conflicts. From drifting smoke, to pet noise, parking allocations to curtain colours, …

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If it ain’t broke… : The do’s and don’ts of evicting tenants for repairs or renovations

Roof repairs. Asbestos removal. Window replacements. When a British Columbia landlord faces repairs or renovations in a rental building, the decision to evict an existing tenant to conduct the repairs or renovations can be difficult. When can a landlord evict …

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Over and out: When a strata lot sells, does a tenancy end?

Skedaddle Estates is an 80-unit residential strata corporation in Burnaby, British Columbia. Like many strata corporations, Skedaddle Estates passed a rental restriction bylaw limiting the number of permitted rentals in the community to 10 at a time. This past Spring, …

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It’s about time: Navigating rental exemption periods under a rental disclosure statement

Tick Tock Estates is a 140-unit residential strata corporation in Vancouver, British Columbia. Five years ago, the owners of Tick Tock Estates overwhelmingly passed a 3⁄4 vote resolution approving a rental prohibition bylaw. The climate at Tick Tock Estates’ Annual …

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