Who is responsible for squirrels in the attic?: Condo Law

Q: A large number of bird feeders in our condominium’s common-element trees have attracted an increasing number of squirrels, raccoons and mice. They have moved into the walls and roofs of our units and the result is increased costs for repairs. Now it has been announced that the corporation will pay only for the cost of common-element roof and eaves repairs to damage caused by the animals — all repairs to units are the responsibility of each owner. The corporation points to the condo corporation’s declaration, which says that unit repairs are the obligation of the unit owner. Shouldn’t the corporation be responsible for unit repairs necessitated by animals entering our homes from the common elements?    Read the Q&A……………

Related Articles

Condo Smarts: Meeting chairman is not the boss of the strata

Dear Tony: We have an owner in our strata who always chairs our annual meeting and is absolutely horrible to

Condo Smarts: The high cost of neglect

Dear Tony: We hope you will publish our letter for other condo owners.   I bought my unit in 2011, and

No-rentals rule frustrates White Rock suite owners

A Langley couple who have been trying to sell a White Rock apartment for more than five years are pointing