Owner won’t grant access to strata lot

Dear Tony: What happens when an owner will not grant access to a strata lot? We have a reclusive owner who refuses to permit the strata corporation or its contractors to access the strata lot to conduct inspections on gas fireplaces and servicing of the sprinkler system. We have attempted on numerous occasions but the owner refuses. Our property manager has suggested we call a lock smith and advise the owner if they don’t provide access we will simply enter the unit. Several of our council members feel there is something wrong about forcibly entering a person’s home without an emergency. How do we do this correctly?  Read the Q&A…………….


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