Strata owner not liable for common-area water damage

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A strata corporation can’t recover $25,000 towards water damage repairs originating from a unit owner’s broken toilet water supply line, the British Columba civil resolution tribunal has ruled.

On June 23, 2019, water leaked out of a strata lot. The unit was rented to a tenant. The water leaked into common property hallway and other strata units, wrote Civil Resolution Tribunal member Richard McAndrew in The Owners, Strata Plan BCS 1208 v. Lee released this past Wednesday.

The tenant was not home at the time. So the strata corporation hired a locksmith and plumbing firm to enter the unit. The water was about two inches deep.

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Article Written By: Greg Meckbach

Original Article Posted on: December 14, 2021

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