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  • Karen

    April 10, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Posted: 07/11/2021 8:30 am


    I’m glad you personally are not planning to sue your condo corp.

    Yes: people can and do sue their condos.

    Of course as shareholders, they are really suing themselves too!

    I have experience too close to home.  A small group of folks in our 39 suite apartment condo in Calgary sued the corp on the basis that some users had more parking/storage, that was common property and people were not paying for it because the developer (1980) conveyed ownership by 99 year leases.

    I would be happy to speak with you further about our experience. 403-860-9366

    The courts are not the best way to solve differences.  That is why so many of us in COF have pushed the Government of Alberta to bring in a fair dispute resolution mechanism.

    In our experience going to court is a very last resort.  It is costly ($100K in our case by my estimate), slow (4 years), hurts the community and no one gets what they want.  Look for an upcoming COF newsletter where we speak about the BC experience from a Nov 3 COF CondoChat.

    Please spread the word!
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