A strata corporation has control over the common property and most (if not all) strata bylaws require approval of the strata to make alterations to the common property. In the case of a patio extension onto common property, an owner does not have an automatic right to extend their patio or make changes to the common property (or limited common property) backyard.
Taeya has been practicing law since 2012, was called to the bar in 2013 and joined Sabey Rule LLP in January 2017. Taeya’s practice areas include wills, estate planning, estate administration, estate dispute resolution, and strata and condominium law. Prior to joining Sabey Rule, Taeya worked for a boutique strata law firm in Kelowna.
She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Kelowna Bar Association, and is the current legislative liaison on the Okanagan Wills & Trusts and Young Lawyers sections of the Canadian Bar Association.
Taeya obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Okanagan College co-conferred by the University of British Columbia and her Juris Doctorate law degree from the University of Manitoba.
Notably, Taeya met with success at the BC Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in the case of Terry v The Owners, Strata Plan NW 309, 2016 BCSC 237, and Terry v The Owners, Strata Plan NW 309, 2016 BCSC BCCA 449.