Strata Dispute Resolution

The current Strata Act allows owners and strata corporations to take their disputes to arbitration rather than the courts. Do many use this quick and inexpensive approach today?

In late 2013 or early 2014, strata disputes will be handled under the provisions of Bill 44, Civil Resolution Tribunal Act.

Until then, arbitration is the quickest and cheapest way to resolve disputes and pre-arbitration discussion can assist in achieving that end and identifying issues.

I and other members of the BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute are very capable of assisting in this process, which can save your property managers and strata council’s significant time and energy.

My qualifications include:

  • Degree in Real Estate
  • Qualified Real Estate Appraiser for over 3 decades
  • Certified Arbitrator [ C.Arb ]
  • Past president of the Canadian Property Tax Association
  • Current board member of the BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Current Owner of a Strata unit
  • Member of Council for a Strata Corporation at Whistler for 4 years
  • Member of the "Restoration subcommittee" for the last 2 years for Strata at ArbutusVillage
  • Appeared as expert witness in front of many tribunals and Supreme Court.

If you would like to learn more about this process, please contact me.

--Peter Austin