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Changes to Strata Property Regulation Expand Exemptions

Changes to the Strata Property Regulation, effective May 1, 2023, expands the list of exemptions to 55+ bylaws in strata buildings to include future children, dependants, and spouses or partners of current residents. As well, adult children and former dependants of current residents will also be allowed to move back home.

After the Strata Property Act was amended in November 2022 to end all rental-restriction bylaws and limit strata age-restriction bylaws to 55+ bylaws, some strata corporations adopted 55+ age-restriction bylaws. The act was subsequently amended to include live-in caregivers and people already living in the 55+ buildings. This new amendment accounts for residents’ future children, dependants, and spouses.

More information can be found on the Government of B.C.’s website. You can keep up to date with changes to strata legislation through the government’s website, and sign up for automatic updates when changes are posted.