We provide strata property advice and services dealing with both strata governance issues and dispute resolution matters. Our clients are strata corporations, strata management companies and individual strata lot owners throughout British Columbia. We deal with residential strata corporations, mixed use strata corporations and those that are purely commercial.
Our team is experienced in solicitors’ matters, including drafting bylaws, preparing agreements and resolutions and providing advice at or chairing council and general meetings. We have also assisted strata corporations with reviewing, revising and negotiating strata management agreements and telecommunications agreements.
Dispute Resolution Services
Our strata lawyers are experienced in a broad range of issues that call for dispute resolution, including collecting strata fees, special levies and other amounts owing to the strata corporation, appointing administrators, allocating strata fees in unique circumstances, enforcing strata bylaws, resolving residential tenancy disputes and interpreting and enforcing agreements between a strata corporation and other parties. We assist clients with disputes before the British Columbia Provincial Court (Small Claims), British Columbia Supreme Court and British Columbia Court of Appeal, including bringing and defending actions and petitions. We also assist clients with residential tenancy disputes, human rights complaints, privacy disputes, defamation matters and arbitrations. We are familiar with the unique complexities of disputes involving strata corporations and understand that some strata matters are best resolved through negotiation, mediation and arbitration and we work with our clients to decide the most efficient approach to their particular issue.
We regularly provide seminars on strata law issues to homeowners, strata council members, strata managers, arbitrators and lawyers.
We have been featured speakers and instructors for the Real Estate Council, the Condominium Home Owners’ Association (CHOA), the Professional Association of Managing Agents (PAMA), and the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute (BCAMI). We are also regular instructors at Buildex Vancouver, Western Canada’s largest seminar program for professionals in designing, building and real estate management.
One of our lawyers has also taught the residential tenancy course for Vancouver Community College’s Building Manager Certificate program.