On Nov. 24th the NDP amended the Strata Property Act. The changes will ensure that people living in stratas with 55+ age restrictions will be able to stay in their homes even if their family structure changes. This will include future children and partners of current residents plus permitting exemptions to allow adult children to move back home with their parents and permit live-in caregivers. For seniors in age-restricted buildings this will now allow them to receive the health care support they need in their own homes.

While some strata corporations moved to adopt the 55+ restriction bylaw after the bill was passed, tens of thousands of strata units now allow renters and younger residents in these homes thereby providing more housing options.

For more information about strata age-restriction bylaws, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/strata-housing/operating-a-strata/bylaws-and-rules/age-restriction-bylaws or call 604-660-2421

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