Up until last year, strata corporations and owners had the option of resolving disputes through internal methods or arbitration. Last year, British Columbia introduced a new method: the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT). The CRT is Canada's first online tribunal to deal with strata disputes. The tribunal began accepting claims on July 13, 2016.
Strata disputes can arise at any time. Conflicts can range anywhere from small matters about a bylaw dispute to larger matters such as owners suing their strata council for failure to carry out their responsibilities.
In British Columbia, commercial landlords do not have a general right to re-enter the leased premises on the tenant's default. This right must be spelled out in the commercial lease.