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So many reasons not to buy in a strata

Imagine that you own a nice apartment.

It’s cozy and comfortable with good neighbours.

Then these people move in upstairs.

With more than 1,100 complaints dating back to 2006, the strata council of the development in the 15200-block of Guildford Drive went to court to force Jordison to sell. While Jordison and her son Jordy obeyed a court injunction to move out, she appealed a B.C. Supreme Court decision forcing her to put her unit on the market — which would be the first such sale in B.C.

Residents alleged the Jordisons contravened the strata bylaws with excessive noise, abusive language, threats and harassment. Jordison also refused to pay $20,000 in fines.

Emmi brought up an interesting question on this bit:

She had been about $8,000 in arrears on her strata fees but her mortgage holder, TD Bank, paid those fees and added it to her bill. The bank halted its foreclosure hearings on the property pending the outcome of the case.

So . . . if the fee doesn’t push the total owed over the original mortgage amount, does CMHC cover this whole new amount for the bank?