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…………..


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