Getting Legal Advice on Stratas

Sometimes it is helpful to get legal advice on a strata issue. The provincial government does not provide legal advice.

Below are three options for getting legal advice.  

Contact a Strata Lawyer

Some lawyers specialize in strata-related issues. Lawyers who are knowledgeable about strata issues may advertise in or write articles for the publications and websites of strata associations.

Contact the Lawyer Referral Service

The B.C. Lawyer Referral Service enables members of the public to consult with a lawyer for up to 30 minutes for a fee of $25 (plus tax) on a single issue. 

This service enables the public to access lawyers practicing in the field of law required for a particular situation. Lawyers voluntarily join the service so not all lawyers in British Columbia are registered on the Lawyer Referral Service program.  

After the consultation, the fees to be charged are strictly between the lawyer and the client. The lawyer is not obliged to accept the applicant’s case and the applicant is under no obligation to retain the lawyer.

More information is available at the CBABC website or call 1-800-663-1919 (toll free).

Consider Legal Aid

Legal Aid is provided by the Legal Services Society. While priority is given to people with low incomes, information is available on their website for everyone.

To find out more, please visit the Legal Services Society website.  

The information on this website about strata housing is provided for the user’s convenience as a basic starting point; it is not a substitute for getting legal advice. Learn more about the site’s purpose and limits. The content on this website is periodically reviewed and updated by the Province of British Columbia as per the date noted on each page: July 11, 2016.