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Changes to the Strata Property Act Now in Effect

On November 24, 2022, The Building and Strata Statutes Amendment Act, 2022 was passed in the BC Legislature and received Royal Assent. This means the following changes to the Strata Property Act about age restriction bylaws, and rentals are now …

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Bill 44 Introduces changes to the Strata Property Act

[Update: Bill 44 passed on November 24, 2022. See our blog post for details of the changes to the Strata Property Act.] On November 21, 2022, Bill 44 was introduced in the BC Legislature. The Building and Strata Statutes Amendment …

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Have your say: Rental and age restriction bylaws

[October 21, 2022] On September 28, 2022, NDP leadership candidate, David Eby, announced that if he becomes premier, he will address housing affordability in BC. Two of the measures in his housing plan are to remove a strata corporation’s ability …

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Vaccination Passports Required for Events of All Sizes

[February 16, 2022] Since October 2021 strata corporations have been required to check proof of vaccination for indoor events. This has not changed with the lifting of other restrictions in February. See the February 15, 2022 news release. Guest blogger, …

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Extension to Allow Electronic Meetings

Strata corporations across BC might be feeling like they just got a gift under their holiday tree. As of December 20 2021, a new regulation (BC Reg 337/2021) permits all stratas in British Columbia to continue to conduct electronic meetings, …

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[Archived] Vaccination Passports Required for Events of All Sizes

[Blog post dated December 23, 2021. See newer blog posts for updated information about COVID restrictions.] Since October 2021 strata corporations have been required to check proof of vaccination for indoor events of more than 50 people. As of December …

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[Archived] A Third State of Emergency – Extra Time to Hold General Meetings

[Note the State of Emergency declared on November 17, 2021 ended on January 18, 2022] With the flooding that began on November 14, we appear to have set a record for the number of emergencies in B.C. in a single …

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Would you like to see legislative changes to allow electronic meetings?

As you may be aware, strata corporations normally require a bylaw to allow them to hold AGMs and SGMs electronically. Due to the pandemic, strata corporations have been permitted to hold these meetings electronically without a bylaw. However, this provision …

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From One State of Emergency to Another

Just three weeks after the state of emergency ended for the COVID-19 pandemic, the B.C. government declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation. The declaration became effective on July 21, 2021. …

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Zoom Zoom: Best Practices for Electronic General Meetings

It’s been fifteen months since the Province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency on March 18, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, many of us had never heard of Zoom. Fast forward to May 2021 …

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