Researcher

Douglas C Harris

Email: harris@allard.ubc.ca

Institution/Organisation: The University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law
Position: Professor and Nathan T. Nemetz Chair in Legal History

 

Authored/ Co-authored Research

Title: Owning and Dissolving Strata Property

Published: (2017) 50:4 UBC Law Review 935

Author/Co-authors: Douglas C Harris

Keywords: Home ownership, Law, Redevelopment / termination,

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Summary:

Strata or condominium property creates multiple privately owned lots or units within an association of owners. Dissolving strata property involves winding-up the association and terminating the private interests. As a result, the non-consensual dissolution of strata property involves the taking of property from those owners who oppose dissolution. This article analyzes British Columbia’s move to facilitate non-consensual dissolution by lowering the required threshold in a dissolution vote from unanimous consent to 80 percent of owners.

Title: Anti-Social Behaviour, Expulsion from Condominium, and the Reconstruction of Ownership

Published: (2016) 54:1 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 53

Author/Co-authors: Douglas C Harris

Keywords: Dispute resolution / courts / tribunals, Home ownership, Law,

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Summary:

Statutory condominium regimes facilitate massive increases in the density of owners. The courts are responding to this spatial reorganization of ownership by reconstructing what it means to be the owner of an interest in land. This article analyzes the ten cases over eight years (2008-2015) in which Canadian courts grant eviction and sale orders against owners within condominium for anti-social behaviour.