PROPERTY & CIVIL ISSUES

MUNICIPAL GRIPES? ASSOCIATION ISSUES?

We can’t always get along, that’s just life.  Our homes are our castles, but living in a homeowner’s association, housing cooperative, or condominium association can turn neighbourly disagreements into polarizing issues that entwine entire communities.   Common causes and interests, such as cultural associations, sports clubs, charities, and community groups create strong bonds that tie us together as a society, but passionate people can have divergent opinions on how best to manage money, events, facilities, or situations that may arise.  When it comes to community organizations, addressing the areas of contention in a way that preserves or restores long term relationships is crucial for the longevity and sustainability of the group. Not only is litigating these types of disputes cost prohibitive for most organizations, the adversarial approach imposed by the judicial system results in the disintegration of relationships instead of finding an amicable way to move forward, together.

Sometimes property and civil issues are bigger than just a simple club disagreement and involve governments or legislative bodies, such as in zoning issues, environmental concerns, Indigenous land claims, easements and road allowances, accessibility, and a whole host of interests stakeholders may have in new developments and programs.  Managing stakeholder engagement and respecting their interests is typically best served through alternative dispute resolution methods that promote open dialogue, transparency and the open exchange of information, and due consideration. Often times municipal and provincial governments can avoid costly court battles and controversy by engaging the services of a competent third party to assist in facilitating stakeholder feedback, mediating contentious issues between multiple parties, and providing evaluative or conciliatory consulting services as a source of sober second thought.

While most Canadian provinces have a residential tenancy oversight body, there are very few regulatory bodies that manage commercial tenancies.  Instead of going through an established administrative body or tribunal, commercial tenancy disagreements must either proceed through the courts, or through private dispute resolution.  Instead of waiting months for a decision, after spending many hours in preparation and thousands in legal fees, commercial tenants and landlords can opt to settle disputes using mediation and arbitration, and the resulting agreement or award becomes as enforceable and binding as a court judgement. 

 

How Can We Help

  • NEarly Neutral Evaluations to evaluate the positions and arguments of the parties, as well as an evaluation of the overall case to determine the likely outcome in court.
  • NNeutral Fact Finding to provide an objective evaluation necessary to negotiate a settlement or give an assessment of certain factual issues in dispute, as well as identify areas of agreement.
  • NExpedited Arbitration to settle minor disputes quickly and cost effectively.
  • NFull Hearing Arbitration for complicated and involved disputes that would otherwise require multi-day trials in court.
  • N Med-Arb to empower you to make your own choices, with the added security of knowing there will be a decision at the conclusion of the process.
  • N Conciliation, a more formal process than mediation, where the mediator prepares a report outlining the best possible solution(s) if the parties cannot reach a settlement themselves.
  • NMediation to help all parties hear and understand each other’s viewpoints and problem solve together in an attempt to reach a mutually acceptable solution.
w

#MEDIATEDONTLITIGATE

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

#ARBITRATEDONTLITIGATE

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

#NEWWAYS #FORFAMILIES

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

I had a fantastic experience with Ambrosia. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful.
Highly recommend this company.

Kaleah T.

THERE IS A BETTER WAY

YOU HAVE PROBLEMS.

WE HAVE SOLUTIONS.

NO OBLIGATION CONSULT

BOOK NOW

How Can We Help You?

6 + 15 =

Call Us

(306) 912-9989

Email Us

info@incarnaconsulting.ca

Write Us

Box 112
Martensville, Saskatchewan S0K 2T0

Regular Service Days :

Mon - Fri : 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun : 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Annual Holiday Closures:

All Official Holiday Weekends
From Friday Through Monday

December 15 through January 15

Legal Disclaimer

The material provided on the Incarna Consulting website is for general information purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal advice of any kind and may not be used for professional or commercial purposes. No one should act or refrain from acting based solely upon the materials provided on this website, any hypertext links or other general information without first seeking appropriate independent legal or other professional advice. Your use of these materials is at your own risk.