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Creating a Non-Smoking Bylaw
Steps For an EXISTING Strata Building
If the vast majority of members on a strata council are supportive of creating a non-smoking bylaw, getting the resolution on the agenda at an Annual General Meeting should be easy to do. Due diligence is important, and building support over time may result in the best outcome. It will also be important to convey that your non-smoking bylaw is not about targeting or passing judgment on smokers, but about protecting non-smokers from a hazardous and known cancer causing substance.
Note: A non-smoking bylaw will still need to be supported by three-quarters of the voting members at the general or special meeting.
Creating a non-smoking bylaw for a new condominium complex prior to strata lots being sold is easy to do and makes good business sense. A developer won’t have any trouble attracting buyers due to high demand for smoke-free housing in BC, and the strata corporation will avoid the problems, costs, and fire risks of maintaining buildings where smoking is allowed.