For what is believed to be a first for B.C., a condo owner in Surrey has been ordered by a judge to sell her unit due to an avalanche of complaints from other owners.
The woman and her son have lived there since 2006 and have been fined over $20,000 by the strata council since that time.
In a ruling release Friday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice, Richard Blair said it was a "draconian" measure, but was necessary.
Neighbors filed affidavits about the complains, which include loud banging, pounding on the floor, doors slamming and screaming and yelling. Verbal insults were hurled at others living in the complex.
The lawyer for the strata said "in some ways, this was the death of a thousand cuts because they're individually juvenile. But over the course of time there have been hundreds and hundreds of times where people have been intimidated or sworn at."
The woman has 30 days to list her unit and will have conduct of the sale for a period of 90 days after the listing. If a sale does not take place within the 90 day period. the petitioner can apply to assume conduct of the sale.