Duplex owners at odds over strata rules

Dear Tony: We live in a Kitsilano duplex. The previous owners were good friends and we split the maintenance and expense of our strata for 10 years without any incidents. Since the new buyers have moved in everything has changed. They are demanding we comply with the Strata Property Act, open up bank accounts and vote on all our decisions to form minutes. Our realtor told us that small properties of four units or less are generally non-conforming stratas that function informally without any problems. The new owners are insisting that we have a formal meeting to approve the annual budget or they will not pay for any of the common expenses. Is there a simple method to manage a small strata?    Read the Q&A……………..