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. Read More
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.
The case of The Owners, Strata Plan VR 611, 2017 BCSC 14, is a recent decision of the BC Supreme Court wherein the Court was asked to approve a special levy for repair and maintenance purposes when the owners refused to approve the special levy at a general meeting. Read More