Originally published by the British Columbia Real Estate Association in 2001, this extensively revised edition uses plain language and real-life examples to explain condominium law in British Columbia. This third edition comprehensively updates strata developments since the last edition in 2004, including many significant court decisions and important statutory changes for condo owners and buyers. In clear, easy to follow language this manual describes all the strata basics, including how the Strata Property Act works, who is responsible for repairs and other expenses, the use of common property, how strata bylaws work (including bylaws restricting rentals, age and pets), and the duties of a strata corporation and its strata council, including the strata manager’s role. The manual explains a wide range of strata operations, including record keeping, requirements for general meetings and voting, strata finances, insurance, lawsuits and arbitrations, and much more. Recognizing how many REALTORS®, strata managers and other professionals rely on the manual as a critical resource, thousands of condo owners use this manual to better protect their condo investment.
Mike Mangan is a Vancouver lawyer who has advised strata corporations, condominium owners and regulatory bodies in his law practice. Formerly an adjunct professor of law, Mr. Mangan taught real estate law for many years in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia, where he still lectures in the Real Estate Division at the Sauder School of Business. The author of two strata courses for REALTORS®, Mr. Mangan also writes and teaches extensively for the British Columbia Real Estate Association and real estate boards around the province.