Condo Smarts: Gas appliances can present a vexing issue for strata

Dear Tony: Our strata is debating the safety of outdoor gas appliances and considering a bylaw to completely ban their use. Since 2001, we have had two incidents involving gas barbecues: One, an exploded glass balcony wall and another where there was over $20,000 in damage caused by a fire on the balcony of a unit with wicker furniture.  We have a group of vigilant owners who claim it is their right to have a barbecue and gas patio heater and the strata cannot prevent their use.    Read the Q&A……………


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