Condo Smarts: Residents feel harassed by strata’s bylaw officer

Dear Tony: Our strata complex in Kelowna actively fines owners whenever there is a violation of bylaws, from parking in the wrong spot to late payment of strata fees, to the slightest bit of noise that may arise from normal living.  The owners are starting to get upset about the constant harassment from the bylaw officer and we want to know how to encourage some moderation in our strata.  Owners requested specific details at our annual meeting about the fine revenues and were told by the council president that the fines automatically go into the contingency fund, which offsets our contributions each year and gives the council more money to spend in the annual budget.  It seems to be a weird method of accounting. How are fines designated when they are received by the strata?    Read the Q&A…………..

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