Dealing with your strata

What are my rights?

Breaking a strata bylaw is nothing to worry about — they're not "laws" so they don't have any significant consequences.
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Living in a strata can sometimes feel very restrictive. Especially if there’s been a complaint against you. Here, we provide tips for navigating issues in your strata. Learn steps to bring a complaint, or (if the shoe is on the other foot) how to deal with a complaint brought against you.  

What you should know 

How to bring a complaint

How to deal with a complaint

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in December 2020
  • Time to read: 9 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Taeya Fitzpatrick, Doak Shirreff Lawyers LLP

Taeya Fitzpatrick

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