Our expert team of co-op lawyers is back! We’ll focus on Occupancy Agreement 2.0 and your questions on over-housing, sublets, roommates, Airbnb, home businesses and more!
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Island Education Day – Comfort Inn and Suites, Victoria
With the low supply of affordable housing out there and long wait-lists, co-ops are feeling the pinch and are being pulled in all directions. Properly housing their under-housed members, finding a way for the over-housed to downsize, dealing with different household compositions and requests for sublets - this is your chance to ask your tough legal questions of our lawyer panel.
Workshop moderator: Ed Dagsaan, CHF BC Co-op Viability Advisor
Ed has been working in the co-op housing sector for eight years. Before returning to the west coast, Ed worked in co-op management in Ontario. He brings to his current role with CHF BC his passion for community-building and good governance. His interests in community development goes beyond community housing but also includes human rights through his work with Amnesty International and the Metropolitan Community Church and food security and access through his involvement with the Stop Farmer’s Market in Toronto.
Workshop panelists: Bob Milne of Jawl Bundon LLP Barristers and Solicitors & Grant Haddock of Haddock & Company Lawyers
Bob has been practicing law in Victoria as a general solicitor since 1975 and is a partner of Jawl Bundon LLP. Bob advises and represents businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals in areas of corporate (including society and co-operative), commercial, real estate development, conveyancing, wills, trusts and estate law.
Grant opened Haddock & Company in 2001 and his core areas of practice are co-operative housing law, strata property law, residential and commercial tenancy, human rights, privacy and construction law. Grant has acted for numerous housing providers at all levels of court and at various tribunals and is also a frequent contributor of articles noting interesting and industry specific legal topics for periodicals published by CHFBC, CHOA, BCNPHA and Landlord BC.