2-5-10 New Home Warranty Reporting: Ten Frequently Asked Questions

Lesperance Mendes is frequently asked how a strata corporation should respond to complaints that residents have breached a bylaw.

 

In general, we recommend that a strata council follow the following “three step process” when a complaint is received to ensure compliance with section 135 of the […]

Strata Alert: BC Supreme Court approves a strata wind up over the objections of minority owners

Strata Alert:  BC Supreme Court approves a strata wind up over the objections of minority owners By Paul G. Mendes and Amanda Magee                                                                       […]

Workplace Harassment: Preventing and Responding to Complaints

Workplace Harassment: Preventing and Responding to Complaints   Naomi R. Rozenberg, Associate Phone:  604-685-3911 Email: nrr@lmlaw.ca     The #MeToo movement has reached a tipping point. Allegations of harassment against executives, politicians, celebrities, teachers, coaches, police officers, airlines, firms and companies are piling up. Workplace harassment is often met with immediate dismissal (or voluntary resignation). A […]

Strata Alert: BCSC Confirms that “strict compliance” required for court approved windups under the Strata Property Act

Strata Alert:  BCSC Confirms that “strict compliance” required for court approved windups under the Strata Property Act   Paul G. Mendes, Partner Phone:  604-685-4894 Email:  pgm@lmlaw.ca   The Owners, Strata Plan VR 1966, 2017 BCSC 1661 Ever since the Provincial Government amended the Strata Property Act last July to allow for easier strata windups, developers and […]

Let’s Be Honest – The Franchisor’s Duty to Disclose

 Let’s Be Honest – The Franchisor’s Duty to Disclose Alex J. Chang, Associate Phone:  604-685-1255 Email:  ajc@lmlaw.ca     The new BC Franchises Act that came into effect on February 1, 2017 imposes duties of disclosure on franchisors to prospective franchisees.  This requirement is the central protection for franchisees under the new Franchises Act. A […]

Strata Alert: Civil Resolutions Tribunal issues an injunction against an owner with mental illness

Strata Alert: Civil Resolutions Tribunal issues an injunction against an owner with mental illness   Paul G. Mendes, Partner Phone:  604-685-4894 Email:  pgm@lmlaw.ca   The Owners, Strata Plan LMSXXXX v. DB, 2017 BCCRT 117 Strata councils and strata managers must occasionally deal with owners who are mentally ill.  The BC Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination […]

Government Proposes Changes to the Residential Tenancy Act

Government Proposes Changes to the Residential Tenancy Act Alex J. Chang, Associate Phone:  604-685-1255 Email:  ajc@lmlaw.ca   The newly elected NDP government has introduced Bill 16 to amend the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) and related legislation. The proposed changes are mainly a response to the use of move out clauses by some landlords as a […]

Strata Alert: City of Vancouver approves new short-term rental regulations – What you need to know

City of Vancouver approves new short-term rental regulations – What you need to know Amanda M. Magee, Associate Phone:  604-685-5438 Email:  amm@lmlaw.ca   The City of Vancouver has approved new regulations that will allow for short-term rentals under certain conditions. A “short-term rental” is the rental of a residential dwelling unit (i.e. a home, or […]

Strata Alert: The CRT Clarifies How to Manage Conflicts, Repairs and Renovations for Strata Corporations

The CRT Clarifies How to Manage Conflicts, Repairs and Renovations for Strata Corporations Alex J. Chang, Associate Phone:  604-685-1255 Email:  ajc@lmlaw.ca   We recently successfully assisted the residential section of a strata corporation in the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) case of Page v. Section 1 of The Owners, Strata Plan NW 2099, 2017 BCCRT 84 […]

Strata Alert: Handling Nuisance Records Requests under Section 36 of the Strata Property Act

Strata Alert: Handling Nuisance Records Requests under Section 36 of the Strata Property Act   Paul G. Mendes, Partner Phone: 604-685-4894 Email: pgm@lmlaw.ca   Lahrkamp v. MTCC No. 932 Ontario gets a lot of things wrong.  The Toronto Maple Leafs, and the misspelling of that team’s name immediately come to mind.  But sometimes the folks […]