Everything you need to know about "reasonable legal costs" under s. 118 of the Strata Property Act.
Last Kick at the Can 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am via webinar
(Original Course Date: April 18, 2018)
Who should attend: Lawyers who handle strata property matters, on both the strata corporation side and the individual owner side.
Learning level: All levels
Strata Property Act section 118 provides that "reasonable legal costs" associated with registering or enforcing a lien may be added to the amount owing to a strata corporation by a delinquent strata owner. But what does "reasonable legal costs" mean? What does it include? Join us for this focused lunch time course and explore what "reasonable legal costs" a strata corporation can recover from an owner, how the process works, and what lenders can do to insulate themselves against such expenses. Counsel to the BC Court of Appeal case The Owners, Strata Plan KAS 2428 v. Baettig will discuss this case which reversed decisions below and held that "reasonable legal costs" is to be read expansively, meaning actual solicitor and owner client costs (subject to the standard of reasonableness). If you handle delinquent strata accounts, you need to understand this decision!
At this course, you will:
- understand the scope of The Owners, Strata Plan KAS 2428 v. Baettig and its application to strata properties
- identify the types of costs payable by a delinquent strata owner
- properly advise strata councils, strata owners, and lenders regarding recoverable costs and best strategies for addressing arrears in your clients' best interests
Join us and be prepared to handle "reasonable legal cost" situations today!
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 1 hour (this course does not contain any professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Matthew D. Fischer — Fischer and Company Law Corporation, Kelowna
Lisa N. Mackie — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver
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