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Is This Unit Really Occupied? BC Court of Appeal Weighs In

Lisa Frey
Publication date:
May 16, 2019
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The case of HighStreet Accommodations Ltd. v. The Owners, Strata Plan BCS2478 involves the distinction between "rentals" and "licenses" in strata corporation bylaws. The strata corporation passed a bylaw that prohibited short-term occupancies, and HighStreet, the tenant of a strata lot, challenged the bylaw's application based on Section 143 of the Strata Property Act. The Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's decision, stating that the rental restriction bylaw applied one year after its passing, irrespective of the existing tenancy.


Strata Corporation, Bylaws, Rental Restriction, Tenancy, Section 143, Strata Property Act, Court of Appeal, Appeal Dismissed, Short-term Occupancies, Housing Legislation.

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Lisa Frey
Is This Unit Really Occupied? BC Court of Appeal Weighs In
May 16, 2019
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