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  • Terry

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    May 21, 2022 at 8:24 am

    First issue: ask the other party for an independent mediator. They may disagree…

    Then ask for arbitration. Again, they do not have to agree.

    If there is an agreement, look at the registry of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta, which represents over 500 mediators and arbitrators in the Province. The next step would probably be for the parties to select a mediator that they agree on. An important factor is if the mediator has experience with condos.

    If the other party does not agree to mediation or arbitration, your only avenue is to consider hiring a lawyer. Sometimes a lawyer’s letter will motivate the other party to agree to mediation or arbitration. If not, given we do not have a dispute resolution tribunal in place in Alberta, your only option would be legal action, which will be costly with no guarantee that you will be successful.

    I think you have my phone number. Call if you wish to discuss this further.