A recent court decision, strata plan NW1815 vs Aradi, has upheld the enforceability of non-smoking bylaws, and in the face of an application to the Human Rights Tribunal, the courts have ordered an owner to stop smoking in his strata lot. The strata bylaw prohibits smoking on strata lots, interior common property, patios, within three metres of a door, window or air intake or any land that is a common asset.
The judge was satisfied the strata acted in good faith in seeking an order to enforce the non-smoking bylaw.
While the owner may have an addiction, the decision was considered in the context of the Strata Property Act and the duty of the strata corporation to enforce its bylaws.
Smoking bylaws are similar to other nuisance bylaws that are part of the standard bylaws of the act or those adopted by strata corporations.
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Nuisance bylaws help strata corporations control activities that interfere with occupants' use and enjoyment of their strata lots and common property. The strata council has an obligation to enforce the bylaws, including nuisance where smoke, noise, odours or activities impact other occupants.
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, rentals, pets and non-smoking bylaws. Proper enforcement procedures must be followed. The strata council receives a complaint, gives notice of the complaint, including the particulars of the complaint, to the strata lot accused, and the owner/tenant is entitled to respond in writing or demand a hearing. Once these procedures have been followed, the strata council determines if the complaint is valid, if fines may be imposed or other actions considered.
If an owner/tenant does not comply with the bylaws, the strata may seek a court injunction ordering the owner to comply. Later this fall, applications may be made to the Civil Resolution Tribunal Newport Cigarettes Website
, providing quicker access at a reduced cost to request a decision ordering an owner/tenant to comply with the bylaws.
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