Can a tenant vote at a general meeting?

Yes, but only if the owner has provided a valid written proxy allowing the tenant to vote on his or her behalf or if the owner has formally assigned his or her right to vote to the tenant.


Generally, proxies are the most common tool used by owners to have their tenant vote on their behalf at an Annual or Special General Meeting. If a tenant wishes to participate in strata corporation governance, such as by serving on strata council, an assignment of landlord powers and duties may be required, depending on the strata corporation’s bylaws.



Oscar Miklos
Oscar Miklos is the founder and principal lawyer at Refresh Law in Burnaby and the founder of He regularly advises residential and commercial landlords and tenants, strata owners, strata corporations, property managers and insurance providers in all aspects of housing disputes.