When Deciding Whether to Allow a Taking of Property We Need to Ask What We Want Property Rights to Do
Response or Comment
Property, Strata Property, Condominium, Land, Takings, Cities, Vancouver
In recognition of the dangers inherent to a regime that enables a majority of owners to terminate the individual property interests of a dissenting minority, the Strata Property Act requires that strata corporations secure court confirmation of dissolution votes. Not surprisingly, the shift to a lower dissolution threshold, the rapidly rising land values in British Columbia’s urban centres, and the increased costs of maintaining aging buildings, have precipitated a growing number of dissolution votes and a steady flow of applications to the British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) to confirm the votes.
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Douglas C Harris, “When deciding whether to allow a taking of property we need to ask what we want property rights to do” (2 February 2018), online (blog): CanLII Connects <https://canliiconnects.org/en/commentaries/54749>.