Age Restriction Bylaws – New Exemptions for Spouses and Children


After a material public outcry, the provincial government has implemented Order In Council 276 which provides additional classes of exemptions for rental restriction bylaws, most notably spouses, partners and children.

The Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association has put together a handy explainer for these amendments.  You can also find more information at the official BC Ministry of Housing page.

Bill 44 has impacted many Strata Corporations throughout the province- and many are considering their options with respect to further bylaw amendments to support the unique nature of their own communities. To say that the Bill 44 amendments are controversial is an understatement.  Before considering amendments to your own bylaws, we strongly recommend seeking independent legal advice- your Property Manager can arrange this for you.