Entries by christianlind

Proposed Amendments to the Real Estate Rules

he Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate asked real estate licensees and members of the public to comment on proposed amendments to the Real Estate Rules. The rules proposed by the Superintendent will: 1. Incorporate the Real Estate Council of British Columbia’s English language proficiency requirement for new applicants into the Rules; 2. Create […]

Topical Strata Property Law Cases

The Trouble with Trifles: Although the Strata Property Act states that a strata corporation MUST enforce the bylaws, case law confirms that the strata has limited discretion to nor enforce the bylaws in some cases. In Curtain v The Owners, Strata Plan VIS 4673, 2018 BCCRT 100, an owner took his strata to the Civil Resolutions […]

Plan, Do, Check, Act

The “Plan, Do, Check, Act” (PDCA) model can be a useful way for strata councils and section executive to approach maintenance, repairs and renewal work. The PDCA model is also known as the Deming model or the Deming wheel. Planning: the strata council knows who is responsible for what maintenance and renewal work (strata corporation, […]

Air quality Management

Air quality Management refers to all activities related to improving air quality, and protecting human health and the environment from harmful effects of air pollution that are undertaken by regulatory authorities. Taking action to reduce air pollution will help improve the health of the province’s citizens, address the government’s air quality targets, preserve our environment […]