This decision is the appeal of one of the first lawsuits to be tried in the British Columbia “leaky condo” crisis. It involves significant issues of municipal liability, particularly statutory limitations and contribution by the strata corporation. But the major issue at trial, whether a municipality should be subject to liability for a deliberate decision not to inspect, was not raised or considered in the appeal.

type Case Comment: The Owners, Strata Plan NW 3341 v. Delta (Corporation) (“Riverwest”), 2002 BCCA 526