BCLI invites the public to have its say on proposals for strata governance

13 March 2018

By Kevin Zakreski

With the publication today of its Consultation Paper on Governance Issues for Stratas, the British Columbia Law Institute’s Strata Property Law Project Committee is asking the public for its views on proposed reforms to the Strata Property Act, the Strata Property Regulation, and the Schedule of Standard Bylaws to address pressing governance issues for strata corporations.

The consultation paper has 83 tentative recommendations for reform, which touch on a wide range of subjects including:

  • strata-corporation bylaws;
  • meeting issues, including proxies, quorum, voting, and minutes; and
  • the limitation period on claims subject to the strata corporation’s lien.

The full consultation paper, a summary consultation, a response booklet, a backgrounder, and a link to our survey are all available on the project web page. The consultation is open until 15 June 2018.


“The hallmark of good governance is effective decision-making, and it’s open to question whether the act does enough to help stratas meet that standard. The committee is interested in hearing what the public has to say about its proposals to have the legislation give stratas more support to make, implement, and enforce their collective decisions.”—Patrick Williams, chair, Strata Property Law (Phase Two) Project Committee

Brief facts about the project

  • The Strata Property Law (Phase Two) Project began in July 2013 and is scheduled to complete in June 2018.
  • The Consultation Paper on Governance Issues for Stratas is the fifth major publication issued over the course of the project.
  • BCLI is carrying out the project with the assistance of a 13-person project committee, made up of experts in the strata-property field, and with the support of nine funding organizations.

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