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", Case Comment on The Owners, Strata Plan VR2122 v Wake, (2 February 2018) CanLII Connects.