BCLI Blog

  • Alberta: Update on implementation of Condominium Property Amendment Act

    28 April 2017 Service Alberta has recently provided an online update on its progress in implementing the Condominium Property Amendment Act, 2014 (PDF). This major amending act passed the Alberta legislature in December 2014. It contained over 60 sections with a host of amendments to Alberta’s Condominium Property Act. These amendments included new duties on a condominium’s developer, enhanced consumer-protection […]   Read More

  • The Law Commission Publishes its Final Report on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

    27 April 2017 On March 13 2017, the Law Commission of England and Wales published its final report on  Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty. While the Commission is still awaiting response from government, the report culminates a three-year process which included one of the largest consultation efforts the Commission has undertaken. The project was meant to determine […]   Read More

  • CRT Roundup—responsibility for repairs, strata-council composition and meetings, collection of arrears, and tribunal procedure

    27 April 2017 This post is part of a monthly series summarizing the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s strata-property decisions. There have been nine new decisions since the last post. Responsibility for repairs to strata lot Rawle v The Owners, Strata Plan NWS 3423, 2017 CRTBC 15 (PDF), involved a dispute between a strata-lot owner and a strata corporation, which “arose […]   Read More

  • Financing Litigation Legal Research Project – 2017 Update

    24 April 2017 A great deal has happened with the BCLI’s Financing Litigation Legal Research Project since the last update in February 2016.  A series of consultation sessions were held with experts to gather information, feedback and advice on the BCLI’s proposed topics of discussion.  One-on-one interviews were also conducted with individuals who shared their knowledge and experiences […]   Read More

  • Ontario court issues injunction restraining condominium corporation from holding meeting to consider termination

    20 April 2017 In the wake of recent changes to the Strata Property Act, termination has become a topic of interest in British Columbia. A recent case from Ontario, where the Condominium Act, 1998, has a longstanding provision allowing termination and sale of a condominium property when “the owners of at least 80 per cent of the units, at the […]   Read More

  • Law Day 2017

    19 April 2017 Today marks Law Day 2017. Law Day is held annually in Canada on 19 April, the anniversary of the signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In British Columbia, the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association is coordinating activities in conjunction with Law Day with partners the Continuing Legal Education Society of British […]   Read More

  • Ontario launches new condominium authorities websites

    13 April 2017 Ontario is gearing up to bring its new condominium legislation into force on 1 July 2017. In addition to new legislation (PDF) and regulations, Ontario’s reforms will also create two new overseers for the condominium sector: the Condominium Authority of Ontario and the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario. While these two authorities aren’t yet operational, […]   Read More

  • TRU Law School hosting Justice League: Battle of the Apps

    12 April 2017 Tomorrow law students at Thompson Rivers University Law School will be participating in Justice League: Battle of the Apps. The event is part of the class Designing Legal Expert Systems: Apps for Access to Justice. It takes place 1:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m., Thursday, 13 April 2017. The apps are intended to facilitate access to […]   Read More

  • It’s Make-a-Will Week

    10 April 2017 9–15 April 2017 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Make-a-Will Week recognizes the importance of a will in providing for people, charities, and organizations that you care about. It is also meant “to encourage the public to write their will or bring an existing will up-to-date.” The Government of British Columbia has more information on Make-a-Will […]   Read More

  • Saskatchewan courts tackle cost sharing in condominiums

    6 April 2017 Late last month, Saskatchewan’s Court of Queen’s Bench issued two judgments examining cost sharing in a condominium property. Cost sharing has been front and centre in recent work in BCLI’s Strata Property Law Project, culminating in the publication of the Consultation Paper on Complex Stratas (PDF). The consultation paper examined how British Columbia’s legislation and […]   Read More

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