Have your say on common property, land titles, and fundamental changes for stratas

7 December 2018

By Kevin Zakreski

The British Columbia Law Institute is asking the public to share its views on proposals to reform three important aspects of how strata properties are defined as interests in land. With today’s publication of the Consultation Paper on Common Property, Land Titles, and Fundamental Changes people will have until 28 February 2019 to give BCLI their feedback on 25 tentative recommendations for reform.

The consultation paper addresses these topics:

  • common property: defining common property, long-term leases of common property, and parking stalls and storage lockers;
  • land titles: emerging issues in subdivision control, depicting common property and the vertical limits of limited common property, and certificates of payment; and
  • fundamental changes: voting thresholds for amending a strata plan, amending a schedule to a strata plan, and amalgamating strata corporations.


“The Consultation Paper on Common Property, Land Titles, and Fundamental Changes for Stratas is the fifth and final consultation paper for the Strata Property Law Project—Phase Two. In it the project committee is seeking public comment on proposals that touch on some of the building blocks of strata-property law, such as the meaning of common property, how strata plans fit into the subdivision-control system, and what the voting threshold should be to authorize transactions that fundamentally transform a strata property.”—Patrick Williams, Chair, BCLI Strata Property Law (Phase Two) Project Committee

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