Tenants Smoking in Condo Costs Them $20,000

April 2016

Renters in condo buildings are required to follow the rules and by-laws of the corporation.

In one building, tenants signed a lease to rent a condo suite for a year then chose to ignore no smoking rules.

When residents complained of smoke the condo corporation asked the condo owner to rectify the matter. Despite best efforts, tenants did not stop smoking in the suite.

The corporation sought to force eviction through authority granted to them in the Condo Act.

Tenants were ordered to pay $20,000 to cover legal costs to secure a judgement enforcing the condo rules.