History

Key Dates

2000-07-1
Strata Property Act comes into effect replacing the Condominium Act.

2001-04-9
Report by Housing Policy Branch of government proposes licensing of strata managers by the Homeowner Protection Office, a proposal supported by VISOA and CHOA but opposed by the real estate industry.

2003-11-5
Finance Minister Gary Collins announces government intention to review the Strata Property Act.

2006-01-1
Commencement of government mandated licensing of strata managers by the industry-run Real Estate Council of BC.

2008-05-2
VISOA releases report describing areas of concern and recommending a public review of the SPA(Strata Property Act), the Real Estate Services Act and the Real Estate Development Marketing Act with a focus on protecting the property rights of strata homeowners.

2009-03-1
Finance Minister Colin Hansen introduces Bill 12 to amend the SPA with his stated pre-election intention to “go out and invite feedback” to the Bill.

2009-06-10
Responsibility for the Strata Property Act is moved from Finance to Housing while Finance retains responsibility for the Real Estate Services Act & the Real Estate Development Marketing Development Act."

2009-10-6
Government introduces Bill 8 (replacing Bill 12) and forces it through the legislature without public consultation.

2009-10-6
Government introduces Bill 8 (replacing Bill 12) and forces it through the legislature without public consultation.

2011-12-13
Government makes depreciation reports compulsory for most strata corporations.

2012-05-07
Government proposes Bill 44 to provide an accessible and affordable means of resolving many types of strata disputes.

2012-05-08
Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) announces its "opposition" to Bill 44 and its preference for resources to be put into existing courts rather than a new tribunal system. Its News Release did not address the need to resolve strata disputes.

2012-05-15
The Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association announces its support for Bill 44, recognizing it as the product of consultation with strata owners and as a response to a serious concern raised in the Association's 2008 report on legislation issues.

2012-05-30
Bill 44 passes third reading without amendments