About C. Grant Haddock

Grant Haddock is a lawyer with Haddock & Company. Grant's core practice is strata property law, co-op housing law, non-profit housing law and construction law.
5 11, 2017

Co-ops and Smoking

By |2017-11-05T17:21:25-07:00November 5, 2017|Cooperative Housing|

Once taken for granted, smoking in multi-unit housing developments is now under attack.  The hazards associated with smoking and second hand smoke are well-known and the percentage of smokers in British Columbia has been rapidly decreasing.  It is now not uncommon for housing co-ops and strata corporations to seriously consider [...]

5 11, 2017

Co-op Membership Termination

By |2017-11-09T00:27:27-07:00November 5, 2017|Cooperative Housing|

Section 35 of the Co-operative Association Act, SBC 1999, c. 28 (the “Act”) outlines the situations in which a housing co-operative can terminate a members membership within the Co-op (i.e. the member has engaged in conduct detrimental to the Co-op). A member may appeal the termination to the Court on [...]

25 07, 2016

Video Surveillance of Rental Properties

By |2016-08-03T04:38:44-07:00July 25, 2016|Rental Properties|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="listspacing"]The tenant’s peace and quiet enjoyment of rented premises is one of the cornerstones of the landlord and tenant relationship. This can be extended to ensuring that the premises are safe, but providing rental accommodation and adjoining premises that are free from criminal activity is an obligation that will [...]

25 07, 2016

Taking it to the Next Level

By |2016-07-27T05:21:52-07:00July 25, 2016|Rental Properties|

You are a landlord who has been dealing with a difficult tenant and have just received a favorable decision from the Residential Tenancy Branch granting you possession of the tenant’s unit on a certain date. You are surprised to then receive a petition filed in the Supreme Court of British [...]

24 07, 2016

Consider making Renter’s Insurance mandatory

By |2016-07-27T05:23:32-07:00July 24, 2016|Rental Properties|

It is not uncommon to come across articles in the media telling us the sad story of families or individuals who have lost everything to fire or theft and are unable to recover because they do not have any insurance.  It seems to be all too common that renters decide [...]

24 07, 2016

Dealing with Noise Complaints in Rental Buildings

By |2016-08-03T04:32:55-07:00July 24, 2016|Rental Properties|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="listspacing"]Noise complaints are one of the most difficult and frustrating issues for landlords to deal with.  This is because noise complaints are often subjective (as gauged by the tenant who finds the noise unacceptable), transient (not constantly occurring such that the noise issue can be evidenced), or beyond the [...]

24 07, 2016

Business Activities in the Rental Unit

By |2016-08-03T04:31:20-07:00July 24, 2016|Rental Properties|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="listspacing"]Most landlords assume that tenants will use the residential premises for residential purposes.  Some landlords may be surprised that the RTB-1 form of Landlord/Tenant Contract does not contain any provisions therein regarding the operation of businesses in a rental unit.  Purpose drafted contracts may contain provision regarding the operation [...]

22 07, 2016

Loopholes in Strata Rentals

By |2016-08-03T04:40:49-07:00July 22, 2016|Strata Living|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text el_class="listspacing"]Landlords who hope to rent out strata lots in strata corporations have long been on the look-out for rental restriction bylaws.  Anyone planning to rent a strata lot or purchase one should carefully examine the bylaws of the strata corporation to understand what, if any, rental restrictions may exist.  [...]

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