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A proposed amendment to the British Columbia Strata Property Act was introduced in the provincial legislature on October 8, 2015 through Bill 40-2015.

Amongst other things, this proposed amendment will make it easier for owners to terminate or wind-up a strata corporation. Under the current Strata Property Act, a unanimous vote of all strata lot owners is required to ...

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What happens when a strata unit owner’s right to privacy conflicts with the need for common property repairs? Generally, the unit owner will lose out to the strata council, provided the strata council acts reasonably and for a legitimate purpose. This is one of the downsides of strata living: you are not really the king of your castle. Your personal interest may need to give ...

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There are many benefits to living in a strata, but there can also be problems. One such problem can be raising money to pay for building repairs. This is usually done by way of a special levy requiring owners to pay their proportional share of the expected cost.  A special levy is in addition to monthly dues and can, in serious cases, be a lot of money.  The imposition of a special levy ...

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