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123 (1) A bylaw that prohibits a pet does not apply to a pet living with an owner, tenant or occupant at the time the bylaw is passed and which continues to live there after the bylaw is passed.

  • (1.01) A bylaw that prohibits a pet or other animal or that restricts the access of a pet or other animal to a strata lot or common property does not apply to
  • (a) a guide dog or service dog, or
  • (b) a dog that is a member of a retired guide or service dog team if the person who is a member of the team is an owner, tenant or occupant.
  • (1.02) In subsection (1.01), “guide dog”, “retired guide or service dog team” and “service dog” have the same meaning as in the Guide Dog and Service Dog Act.
  • (1.1) Without limiting a strata corporation’s power to pass any other bylaws, a strata corporation may pass a bylaw that restricts the age of persons who may reside in a strata lot.
  • (2) A bylaw that restricts the age of persons who may reside in a strata lot does not apply to a person who resides in the strata lot at the time the bylaw is passed and who continues to reside there after the bylaw is passed.

1998-43-123, effective July 1, 2000 (B.C. Reg. 43/2000); 2009-17-18, effective December 11, 2009 (B.C. Reg. 312/2009); 2015-17-16, effective January 18, 2016 (B.C. Reg. 223/2015).

REGULATIONS

Standard Bylaws and Application of Section 123(1)

Section 3(4) of the Schedule of Standard Bylaws restricts the number and kinds of pets that an owner, tenant, or occupant may keep on a strata lot. Section 17.12 of the Strata Property Regulation, B.C. Reg. 43/2000, provides that if s. 3(4) of the Schedule of Standard Bylaws is deemed a bylaw of a strata corporation, s. 123(1) applies as if s. 3(4) were passed on January 1, 2002. The Strata Property Regulation is included at chapter 57 (Strata Property Regulations) in this Manual.