Ensure the owners are treated fairly
Collecting Strata Fees and Special Levies
The obligation of a strata council is to ensure owners are treated fairly. This includes ensuring that each owner pays their share of strata fees and special levies so that the other owners are not left to pay more than their share.
The collection of these fees (often called “lienable sums”) require strict compliance with the Strata Property Act. Additionally, they should be filed in the BC Supreme Court, rather than through the Civil Resolution Tribunal, to ensure that certain costs and other amounts incurred in the collection can be reclaimed by the Strata Corporation. Issues like service and proper are very important in these proceedings.
Often with the help of legal counsel these issues can be addressed early and simply. Other circumstances will require that the matter be addressed by the courts. We will work with the strata to find an appropriate resolution while ensuring the best interests of the owners are protected.
How We Can Help
Please feel free to contact us for a consultation if you need assistance with bylaw infractions, collection of strata fees or special levies or other strata-related issues.