Experience Counts. Our team of lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants use our knowledge and experience to provide timely, effective and practical legal advice in a wide range of matters affecting strata corporations, developers and owners.
Our department head, Mel Beaton, has practiced in real estate law and has been working with strata corporations since the early 1990s. He has also been a contributing author to the British Columbia Strata Property Practice Manual since its inaugural edition. Contact us today.
We provide a broad range of services to real estate developers of commercial, industrial and residential properties including acquisition agreements, residential and commercial strata developments, subdivision, land assembly, industrial projects and business parks, bare land strata plans and phased strata plan developments.
Our lawyers prepare disclosure statements and contracts used to market and sell residential projects, ensuring they comply with the Real Estate Development Marketing Act.
We also prepare, negotiate and review easements, covenants, rights of way, and other agreements involved in the development process and the on-going operations of a strata corporation.
We also help property managers and owners understand and transition new developments into effectively operating strata corporations.
Our lawyers are experienced in strata bylaws, resolutions, and governance issues.
We help strata corporations and owners to review and understand their strata plan documents and dealings affecting strata lots, common property and common facilities.
We prepare resolutions, bylaws, rules, and resolutions, attend to Land Title Office filings, and assist in reviewing and negotiating contracts and in matters affecting strata corporations and owners.
We assist strata corporations with preparing and filing amendments or replacements to the standard bylaws in order to meet changing or expanding needs.
Whether it is for practical or economic reasons, the owners old every strata plan will eventually have to make decisions as to whether to repair, maintain or replace older buildings or decide to wind up the operation and sell the underlying assets and interests in the strata plan. In other situations, it may make sense to combine adjacent strata corporations to create a more economical or useful plan or operation. When it comes time to consider these decisions, we are here to provide guidance and legal assistance as well.
We help strata corporations make and implement decisions regarding winding up as well as amalgamations.