My son lives in a strata and there is a person there that is saying in writing that my son and his dog do not belong in

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Customer: my son lives in a strata and there is a person there that is saying in writing that my son and his dog do not belong in the building. She indicated that my sons dog bit someone in the building, but it was his friends dog whom did it and upon the incident my son took responsibility contacting the elderly gentleman if he was ok and needed anything. This neighbour or person is making false statements and harrasing my son with in person remarks and to the starta committee.
JA: What state is your son in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: we live in Canada British columbia
JA: What steps have they taken so far?
Customer: none, it was a yelling match, as she was screaming for him and his dog to move. And he just received a letter from the strata committee that him and his dog are not welcome to live there as he owns. And she keeps accusing that his dog bit someone, the neighbour has confirmed it was not Luna my sons dog. but she is nasty and is the type will make it miserable and calling police any chance she gets.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: ugh nope, we are a family whom rescues dogs and for Luna she comes from china. We are a well known family as we donate and help foster and keep animals safe. Luna attends daycare 3 days a week and she gets along with everyone. We have lots of people whom can defend us but we need her to stop the false statements.
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Debra, Expert

Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

I'm just a tiny bit confused about the facts. Does your son own the unit?

Customer
he does
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The letter says notice of bylaw violation but the dog in question is not his dog
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Debra, Expert

But was the dog visiting him when this occurred?

Customer
my son was dating a girl who was visiting him frequently with her french bulldog who was very energetic and playful
Customer
they no longer date nor does her dog visit
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Debra, Expert

Is a letter threatening him with eviction or is it giving him a fine or is it requiring that his dog be removed?

Customer
the letter indicates his dog is no longer welcome on the premises and be removed
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Debra, Expert

He has to write a strongly worded letter to the council. He has to say that he is tired of being harassed and defamed by an owner who knows better.

You should say that another dog that came to visit bit an owner who has admitted that it was not his dog and that he can assure them that that dog will never be returning to the building.

If that doesn't work he should be retaining a lawyer to threaten a lawsuit.

What you can do to find a lawyer is one of the following things.

You can contact the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be $25.

The number is:

***-***-**** or 1.***-***-****.

Or you can check on a site called lexpert. This is a legal directory of leading lawyers and law firms throughout Canada and is well-respected by the legal community.

Here's the link to their website:

http://www.lexpert.ca/directory/find-lawyers-or-law-firms/

Does that help as a starting point?

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thank you very much
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You are very welcome.

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Thank you for trusting us to help you here at JustAnswer. If you have any follow-up questions, or need clarity on anything we went over today, please feel free to let me know-I am happy to help!

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