Can an owner of a strata claim damages or recover property damages or loss of property value against another owner?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Yoo v. The Owners, Strata Plan BCS 1293, 2021 BCCRT 1332 (CanLII):

54. I note the bylaws in this dispute are different from the CRT decision in Blaney v. Mayer, 2021 BCCRT 973 where the strata’s filed bylaws provided that an owner was strictly liable to other residents for “any damage” to a strata lot from specified items located in their strata lot, including for leaks. The bylaws relevant to this dispute create no similar liability nor right for an owner to claim or recover property damages or loss of property value against another owner.

Other Questions

Can a strata recover damages from a property owner who causes damage to common property or strata lot? (British Columbia, Canada)
Does a 3/4 vote of the Owner of a strata bylaw 16.1 violate the Owner's expectation that strata council positions will not be allotted by strata lot type? (British Columbia, Canada)
When one spouse excludes property that is real property, is that a spouse entitled to an undivided half interest in the increased value of the property? (British Columbia, Canada)
What is the standard of care required by a strata lot owner in a water damage claim? (British Columbia, Canada)
Can a section of Strata Plan charge back costs incurred by an individual strata for damage caused to a strata lot? (British Columbia, Canada)
Is a strata corporation's delay in informing its owners of a lawsuit against the strata is in breach of section 167(1) of the BC Strata Act? (British Columbia, Canada)
In what circumstances will a plaintiff be able to bring a claim for damages against the owner of the property for failing to prevent the spread of a disease-infected tree? (British Columbia, Canada)
What is the range of damages awarded in a personal injury action against a property owner who lost access to their property due to trespass? (British Columbia, Canada)
Is a strata corporation liable to reimburse an owner for expenses incurred in carrying out repairs to the owner's strata lot? (British Columbia, Canada)
Is resolution of an important part of a claim against a party in a personal injury claim against the other party to the claim substantially less impact on the balance of the claim? (British Columbia, Canada)

Alexi white

"The most advanced legal research software ever built."

Trusted by top litigators from across North America.