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  • Jonathan Klein

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    July 26, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    Hello Dana,

    Thank you for your detailed reply.

    Our bylaws have a section titled “Rules and Regulations” which is part of the registered document. Within this section there are a couple clauses that might be considered applicable to natural Christmas trees:

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    1. An owner shall not:


    (j) store any coal or any combustible, inflammable or offensive goods, provisions or materials in his unit or on the common property;


    (k) do anything or permit anything to be done in his unit or the common property which will or would tend to increase the risk of fire or the rate of fire insurance premiums with respect thereto;

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    Since these clauses are part of the registered document, can they be enforced the same as a bylaw, even though they are in a section for “Rules and Regulations”?

    I suppose it would be difficult to argue that these clauses apply to natural Christmas trees because they are not flammable if they are fresh, watered properly and discarded before they dry out, but what do you think?

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