Tag: dispute

Dispute Resolution & Arbitration: What to Consider When Entering into a Commercial Agreement in British Columbia

Conflict in commercial relationships happen, and the mechanisms chosen to handle these disputes should be given a sufficient amount of thought and planning. All too often, parties turn to litigation to resolve their legal disputes before considering other dispute resolution processes. One process that has become increasingly visible and relied upon as an effective alternative to pursuing litigation is arbitration.…

How to Handle Residential Construction Disputes

It’s no secret that residential construction disputes are stressful. From the owner’s perspective, a residential construction dispute is when further work or repairs need to be completed and paid for by the party responsible for using faulty materials or encountered issues with the design, construction, or renovation process. Where things get more complicated, however, is when there are multiple responsible…

Debunking Common Renting Myths in British Columbia

Many rules and guidelines that have emerged throughout the years that concern renting have almost become common knowledge. However, what many fail to realize is that many of these “renting rules” or practices are neither enforceable nor legal. These common myths regarding renting in British Columbia will be debunked in hopes of alleviating some challenges that tenants face today. For…

Knowing Your Rights as a Tenant

Being a tenant is often stressful when it comes to the nitty gritty rules and regulations. In many cases, your rights as a tenant may not be properly addressed or is disregarded completely. It is important that you are aware of any changes that may arise that could affect your tenancy agreement. These include rent increases, repairs and maintenance, and…

Civil Resolution Tribunal and Strata Disputes

What is the British Columbia Civil Resolution Tribunal? The British Columbia Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is Canada’s first online tribunal. This means that it can resolve: Motor vehicle injury disputes up to $50,000 Small claims disputes up to $5,000 Strata property disputes of any amount Societies and cooperative association disputes of any amount by late summer of 2019 The CRT…