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When Deciding Whether to Allow a Taking of Property We Need to Ask What We Want Property Rights to Do
Faculty Publications
  • Douglas C. Harris, Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia
Document Type
Response or Comment
Publication Date
  • 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.

Citation Information
Douglas C Harris, “When deciding whether to allow a taking of property we need to ask what we want property rights to do” (2 February 2018), online (blog): CanLII Connects <>.