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Strata Alert: Ugly truth about Ugly Repairs

Ugly truth about ugly repairs   Paul G. Mendes, Partner Phone:  604-685-4894 Email: pgm@lmlaw.ca     Chan v. The Owners, Strata Plan BCS 0856 2017 BCSC 2240 Some of us learned the truth at 17: that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In a strata development, however, this truth can be unwelcome. In […]

Strata Alert: Cannabis Dispensary Evicted

Cannabis Dispensary Evicted   Paul G. Mendes, Partner Phone:  604-685-4894 Email:  pgm@lmlaw.ca     In the recent case of 1028840 B.C. Ltd. v The Heritage Dispensary Clinic Society, the BC Supreme Court ordered the eviction of a cannabis dispensary that had been renting a commercial strata lot. The lease in this case contemplated the tenants […]

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 strata wind up over the objections of minority owners By Paul G. Mendes and Amanda Magee                                                                         […]

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 realtors […]

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

The 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, […]

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 […]