• Posts by Lisa Frey

    Lisa is a partner in the Vancouver office of Lawson Lundell LLP. Her practice is focused on real estate and condominium law.

    Lisa assists clients with a wide variety of real property matters including acquisitions and dispositions of ...

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On April 15, 2020, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General issued a Ministerial Order which permits all strata corporations to hold electronic annual and general meetings (i.e via Skype, Zoom, etc.), even if the strata corporation has no specific bylaw passed enabling it to be held this way. This order helps address the controversy over the use of these methods ...

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Even during these unprecedented times, a strata corporation’s obligations continue. Strata councils face both the challenge of how to continue with their usual vital business, such as:

  • holding annual general meetings (AGMs) or special general meetings (SGMs) to approve special levies for critical repairs and rising insurance costs
  • making 2-5-10 warranty claims
Posted in Real Estate

In Interville Development Limited Partnership v The Owners, Strata Plan BCS2313, 2019 BCSC 112, the case involves a dispute between a strata corporation known as “Firenze” within the “International Village” development, and Interville, its owner developer and remainder owner.  Prior to depositing the strata plan which created Firenze, Interville had entered ...

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In a recent decision (Dubas v. The Owners of Strata Plan VR. 92, 2019 BCCA 196), the BC Court of Appeal further clarified the strata wind-up process and intent of the strata wind-up provisions in Part 16 of the Strata Property Act.  In this important decision, the Court of Appeal confirmed that a strata corporation could list its property for sale by way of a simple majority ...


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