Clarifying Strata User Fees for Common Property

Effective March 7, 2018, the B.C. legislature has confirmed that variable user fees are permitted for the use of strata common property.

According to the province's website, a "consumption-based rate may be charged to users to recover expenses as long as it is reasonable and in a strata bylaw or rule. For example:

  • water use in bare land strata corporations or
  • electricity usage for strata residents charging their electric vehicles.

These amendments are part of ongoing efforts to reduce regulatory barriers and are expected to promote the approval of and access to electric vehicle charging stations in strata properties."

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