Condo Smarts: Owner fined for someone else’s change
Dear Tony: I have owned my strata lot for 22 years in East Vancouver. In September, I received a notice from my strata council that I had altered my balcony without written permission, and unless I was prepared to have the alteration removed, I would be fined $200 a week. I responded that it has always been this way and if it was altered, the construction was done before I purchased the unit. Council responded that it didn’t matter, as it was my balcony, and started fining me. To make matters worse, our strata has a bylaw that authorizes the council to apply monies paid for any item to outstanding fines and penalties. Read the Q&A…………..
Dear Tony: Our strata council has got itself into quite a bit of trouble. We have a fairly routine schedule
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