Doesn't surprise me that these facts arise from a condo on Canada's wacky-weed wonderful Left Coast, home of those legendary leaky condomeisters, B.C. 'BILLIES http://www.bccondos.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?t=309.
The issue you describe is also the stuff of legend in this neck of the woods - strata bullying http://www.bccondos.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?t=362&sid=16bcbb2382667edd6066d32c7841ab67 - which is facilitated by the B.C. govt's repeated failure to reform the B.C. Strata Property Act to at least bring it in line with condo legislation in other jurisdictions. Ours, quite simply, has no consumer protection. It favors preferably foreign investor owners over the poor SOBs who have to live in these miserable complexes and - no big surprise - investors don't care about this stuff (so either does Gord and his Filthy Few).
The best advice is to meet with mgr ONLY in the context of a mtg and preferably one that's open to all owners. Happily, it's fairly easy to call a mtg under the SPA, so there will be no need to record beyond the minutes the council scy takes down.
For more on the SPA, including Instruction Guides and so on, scroll through the FAQs listed here http://www.bccondos.ca/forums/viewforum.php?f=9.
And DO join your voice to the clarion call for condo statutory reform, which ought to form part of the May election platform - http://bccondos.ca/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1249#1249
Here's hoping, anyway.
About recording: It's more about how you intend to use the recording. Best advice: Use the SPA to ensure all your dealings with this and any other thorny strata personalities are conducted in the public forum for all to see and hear. If the strata atty might be required, let her/him know the date and time of mtg.
· 1 decade ago