Unit 2202 – Improper Garbage Disposal and Missing Form K

Hi Vivian,

Please send unit 2202 the following bylaw letter:

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Subject: Formal Notice of Multiple Bylaw Contraventions

Dear Owner,

We are writing to inform you of violations of two critical bylaws of our Strata Corporation associated with Unit 2202.

Bylaws Violated:

  1. Improper Waste Disposal: As per the “Use of Property” bylaw, clause (5)(l), it is mandatory to dispose of waste correctly. On January 7, 2024, around 11:10 AM, an unauthorized individual from Unit 2202 was observed disposing of a bag containing mixed garbage, including plastics and glass, in an organic bin. This action is a clear violation of our waste management policies.
  2. Failure to Submit Form K: It has also come to our attention that there is a lack of submission of Form K for tenants or occupants in Unit 2202, as required under our bylaws. This omission is crucial as it ensures all residents are aware of their responsibilities and abide by the community standards.

Potential Consequences:

  • A fine of up to $200 for each bylaw contravention.
  • Additional fines of up to $50 for each rule contravention.
  • Continued non-compliance may result in further action as per the Strata Corporation’s regulations.

Immediate Action Required:

  • Ensure that all waste from Unit 2202 is disposed of properly as per our guidelines.
  • Submit the completed Form K for any tenants or occupants of Unit 2202 to the Strata Council without delay.

Opportunity to Respond: Under Section 135 of the Strata Property Act, you have 21 days from the date of this notice to provide a written response or request a hearing with the Strata Council. Failure to respond within this timeframe will lead to the Strata Council taking necessary enforcement measures.

Your adherence to these matters is imperative for maintaining the standards and environmental integrity of our community. We expect your prompt action to rectify these violations and prevent any future occurrences.

Thank you for your immediate attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Strata Management

Unit 502 – Denial of Short-Term Accommodation (STA) Authorization Request

Hi Vivian,

Please send the following email to the owner of 502:

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Subject: Denial of Short-Term Accommodation (STA) Authorization Request 

Dear Owner,

We regret to inform you that your request for Short-Term Accommodation (STA) business authorization at unit #502, has been denied.

Our decision is based on the following observations:

  1. STA Operation Duration: Your unit has been consistently used for STA purposes since your occupancy, with over 100 reviews on your listing. This contradicts the primary residence requirement in our community’s STA bylaws.
  2. Long-Term Rentals: Your unit is now open for long-term rentals of over 30 days, indicating non-compliance with the bylaws that mandate principal residence status.
  3. Owner Absence: Our staff has not observed you in the building, reinforcing concerns regarding principal residence.

We must uphold community bylaws and regulations, maintaining fairness for all residents. We encourage compliance with these bylaws in the future.

For queries or clarification, please contact us.

Sincerely,

Strata Council

Denial of STA Authorization for Unit 3001

Hi Vivian,

Can you please send the following letter to the owner of 3001

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Re: Denial of STA Authorization for Unit 3001

Dear Owner,

After careful consideration of your application for Short-Term Accommodation (STA) Authorization for Unit 3001 at Paris Place – LMS 1872, we regret to inform you that your request has been denied. The decision is based on the following observations and evidence:

  1. Airbnb Listing History: Your property has an active Airbnb listing with over 204 reviews since 2019. This extensive history suggests continuous short-term rental activity.
  2. Lack of Owner Presence: The building staff has not observed your presence in the property, raising concerns about the unit being used as your primary residence.

In accordance with our community guidelines and the regulatory requirements for STA operations, a unit must be the primary residence of the owner or tenant. The evidence presented, particularly the long-standing and active Airbnb listing, indicates that Unit 3001 does not meet this essential criterion.

We understand that this may be disappointing news. Our decision is in line with maintaining the integrity of our community and adherence to established bylaws. Should your circumstances change to align with STA requirements, you may reapply for authorization.

For any further questions or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact the Strata Council.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Sincerely,

Strata Council

Denial of STA Authorization for Unit 303

Hi Vivian,

Can you please send the following letter to the tenant of unit 303

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Re: Denial of STA Authorization for Unit 303

Dear Ziyuan Tian,

We have completed the review of your application for Short-Term Accommodation (STA) Authorization for Unit 303 at Paris Place – LMS 1872. Unfortunately, we must inform you that your request has been denied due to the following reasons:

  1. Lack of Residency Evidence: The building staff has not observed signs of occupancy in Unit 303. This observation is inconsistent with your claim of moving in on December 1, 2023.
  2. FOB Entry Records: Upon reviewing the FOB entry records, which you authorized, we found only sporadic activity. This suggests that Unit 303 is not being used as your primary residence.

The STA authorization requires that the unit be primarily and consistently occupied by the applicant, as per our community guidelines and the City of Vancouver’s regulations. Based on the available evidence, Unit 303 does not meet this requirement.

We appreciate your understanding of our need to adhere to these guidelines for the benefit of our community. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please feel free to reach out to us.

Sincerely,

Paris Place – LMS 1872 Strata Council

Denial of STA Authorization for Unit 315

Hi Vivian, 

Can you please send the following letter to the tenant + Owner of 315:

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Re: Denial of STA Authorization for Unit 315

Dear Narinder Kaur,

We regret to inform you that your application for Short-Term Accommodation (STA) Authorization for Unit 315 at Paris Place – LMS 1872 has been denied. The decision is based on several key observations and findings:

  1. No Residency Evidence by Building Staff: The building staff has not observed any signs of you residing in Unit 315.
  2. Video and Fob Records: Surveillance and fob entry data indicate that Unit 315 is not being used by you as a resident.
  3. Listing for Long-Term Rental: It has been noted that Unit 315 is currently advertised for long-term rental, conflicting with the primary residence requirement for STA operations.

In light of these points, and in adherence to our community guidelines and the City of Vancouver’s STA regulations, we are unable to approve your application.

We are available for any further clarification or discussion regarding this decision.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Paris Place – LMS 1872 Strata Council

Denial of Short-Term Accommodation Authorization for Unit 610

Hi Vivian,

Can you please send the following letter to the owner of unit 610:

Re: Denial of Short-Term Accommodation Authorization for Unit 610

Dear Owner,

We hope this letter finds you well. After reviewing your request to operate a short-term accommodation in your unit, we must inform you that the strata council cannot grant authorization due to two primary reasons:

Unpermitted Renovations & Removal of Storage: Our evaluation identified that major unpermitted renovations were undertaken in your unit, which included the removal of the mandated bulk storage. As per the city bylaws, each dwelling unit in conditional use multiple dwellings requires a minimum of 5.7 m^3 of bulk storage. The absence of this storage means your unit is not in compliance and therefore is not recognized as a lawful dwelling. As such, it cannot operate as a short-term rental.

Non-compliance with Primary Residence Requirement: From our records, we observed that during the last 12 months, there have been over 53 reviews in the Airbnb listings linked to your unit. This volume of activity suggests that the unit might be functioning primarily as a full-time short-term rental business. This observation raises concerns regarding compliance with Section 11.9.1 (a) of the Zoning and Development By-law, which mandates the use of the unit as a primary residence.

Given these reasons, the strata council is unable to provide authorization for your short-term rental request at this time.

We are dedicated to the safety, well-being, and legal compliance of our community. If you have any questions or need further clarification on this matter, please contact us.

Thank you for your understanding.

Strata Council