The second strata corporation in British Columbia to evict an owner for problem behaviour is The Owners, Strata Plan NW 1245 in the BC Supreme Court decision The Owners, Strata Plan NW 1245 v Linden, 2017 BCSC 852. Continue reading “Strata Successfully Evicted a Problem Owner” »
Several strata corporations have turned to the online Civil Resolution Tribunal (“CRT”) to collect strata fees and special levies from their owners. There are at least five reported CRT decisions with respect to collections alone. Three of those decisions were for a single strata corporation.
While it may be convenient to use a consolidated set of bylaws, especially when there have been numerous, piecemeal revisions to the bylaws over the years, relying on a consolidated set of bylaws can create serious issues. Further issues can be caused when a strata corporation files a consolidated set of bylaws in the Land Title Office (the “LTO”). A strata corporation should only distribute the filed, legal version of the bylaws to its owners.
In the recent decision of The Owners, Strata Plan LMS 3539 v Ng, 2016 BCSC 2462, the BC Supreme Court found a strata corporation could be responsible for damage to a strata lot on the grounds of nuisance. Continue reading “Nuisance by the Strata Corporation” »
In a 2015 BC Supreme Court decision, the strata corporation sought the assistance of the Court to remedy an issue with their visitor parking. All owners of the strata corporation had been under the impression that several spaces were visitor parking spaces. Continue reading “Errors in Strata Plans” »