BC strata fines family over noisy kids


CBC.ca recently reported that a family with two young children, living in an Abbotsford, BC strata, has been fined twice for excessive noise. The family has also received final notice from their strata’s Property Manager that further complaints will result in fines “without warning”.

Neighbours living below the family sent an email complaining that the children were “constantly running back and forth and…jumping and stomping all day long.”

Tony Gioventu, executive director of the Condominium Home Owners’ Association of B.C. stated that “Strata councils are often inundated with noise complaints… Sometimes the disputes go to the point where people just can’t live together any more so one or the other moves”.

After living in their home for five years, the Mackenzie family now plan to sell and move out.

Tell us what you think of this difficult situation. Perhaps your strata has been faced with a similar issue.