In Allwest International Equipment Sales Co Ltd v The Owners, Strata Plan LMS4591, 2018 BCCA 187, the BC Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from a decision of a chambers judge, holding that a strata-lot owner had breached a strata corporation’s bylaws in installing an air conditioner without the consent of the strata corporation. As the court noted: In early November, 2015 [the owner’s principal] installed a “mini-split” air conditioner in a bedroom within his unit. He also
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Some strata corporations form separate sections (such as commercial or residential) that operate independently from the strata corporation. Each section has their own executive, budget, and bylaws and rules. Sections are created by bylaw. Sections hold separate executive and general meetings and are their own legal entities, separate from the strata corporation.
A strata corporation is a legal entity, and is a form of property ownership. Many condominiums and townhomes are strata properties. Strata corporations are regulated under the Strata Property Act. They must have an elected strata council, which runs the the strata corporation. Since a strata corporation is a legal entity, it can enter into contracts and hire employees, and can sue or be sued.