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  • Owner Must Re-Home Aggressive DogSeptember 26, 2018

    Pets are often a polarizing issue: are owners permitted pets, if so, what kind of pets are they allowed. Even if owners are permitted to have pets in their strata lot, the strata can force the removal of the pet under certain circumstances. In the case of The Owners, Strata Plan BCS 1644 v Lukovic, … Read more »

  • Strata Wins $54,000 in Fines Against OwnerSeptember 4, 2018

    Strata Corporations can issue fines when an owner breaches the bylaws. At $200 an occurrence and a further $200/week for an ongoing contravention, the fines can add up fairly quickly. In the case of the Owners, Strata Plan KAS 3162 v Staerkle, 2018 BCSC 1290, the fines were in excess of $50,000.00, … Read more »

  • Unreasonable Noise Levels in Strata LivingAugust 7, 2018

    Unreasonable noise can, depending on the circumstances, amount to nuisance. In law, a party that causes a nuisance, can be liable for somewhat nominal (depending on the circumstances) damages. The case of Chen v The Owners, Strata Plan NW 2265, 2017 BCCRT 113, was a dispute as to whether the common … Read more »

  • Failure to Respond to CRTMay 9, 2018

    Not only can the CRT make default orders against a respondent that fails to file a response to a claim, but the CRT can make default orders against a party that files a response and fails to respond to communications from the CRT. As previously discussed in a past post, there is an ability to overtu … Read more »

  • Dispensing with Owner Signatures on Land Title Documents FailedMay 9, 2018

    When amending the strata plan, the Strata Property Act only requires 3/4 vote approval of the owners, for many amendments. However, the amendment plan needs to be filed in the Land Title Office and the requirements of the Land Title Act are more onerous: the Land Title Act requires the signature of … Read more »