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What authorization does the strata corporation need to sue?

The strata corporation must be authorized by a resolution approved by a ¾ vote of the owners at a general meeting before it can proceed with any legal action or arbitration. An owner who is being sued, cannot vote on this resolution.
The strata corporation does not require authorization if it is initiating or continuing legal proceedings to collect areas strata fees.
The strata corporation must be authorized by a resolution approved by a ¾ vote of the owners at a general meeting before it can proceed with legal action in the Small Claims Court, except if there is a bylaw in place that dispenses with this requirement. This action is typically required to collect fines and contributions to insurance deductibles.

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