With the publication March 13 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 hallmark of good governance is effective decision-making,” said committee chair Patrick Williams, “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.”
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 at https://www.bcli.org. The consultation is open until June 15, 2018.
“The tentative recommendations will be of interest to everyone who lives in a BC strata, whether council member or owner.” said VIOSA President and committee member Sandy Wagner. ” Some of the proposed reforms to the Strata Property Act are amendments to the Standards Bylaws, and so will affect all stratas.
While the document is a lengthy read, it’s important to be aware of the the tentative recommendations, and to have your voice heard.”
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