38. Given my finding that the strata’s proposed additional parties are not relevant to this dispute, I need not determine if the tribunal as jurisdiction to add them. However, I note that, whereas section 189.1 of the Strata Property Act (SPA) expressly limits applicants of a tribunal claim to strata corporations (and sections), owners, and tenants, there is no similar restriction on respondents. Further, in a recent tribunal decision where this tribunal exercised its discretion to refuse to resolve a similar dispute to this, the ability to add other parties under a strata property dispute in a counterclaim or third party claim was not argued. (See Turenne v. The Owners, Strata Plan NW 1370, 2017 BCCRT 44.)
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