Condo Smarts: Strata president refuses ramp request to help ailing resident

Dear Tony: I live in a townhouse complex in the Okanagan, and each home has three steps leading up to the front door. My husband recently had a mild stroke and requires a walker, so access has become a problem for us. We called our strata president and requested permission to remove our stairs and have a ramp installed that would give him safe access to our home, but he refused, citing the appearance of our community and the cost to make the common property safe.  Do we have any options? Without the ramp, my husband cannot safely get outside to get exercise, which is vital to his recovery.    Read the Q&A………….


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