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  • 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 »

  • Do You Have to Let Strata Council into Your Strata Lot?May 4, 2018

    The short answer is yes: in certain circumstances council can require access to your strata lot and you can be penalized if you don’t grant that access. In the two cases of Lorenz v The Owners, Strata Plan NW 2001, 2017 BCCRT 65 and The Owners, Strata Plan K 77 v Bourgault du Coudray, 2017 BCCRT 105 … Read more »

  • Obligations re: Repair of Common Property and Strata CorporationsApril 26, 2018

    A topic that comes up often is whether the strata corporation has adequately repaired its common property. This came up in the case of Rueger v The Owners, Strata Plan VR 319, 2017 BCCRT 80. The strata corporation had heating cables in its roadway, that were installed when the strata corporation was … Read more »