Can a municipality be held liable to a property owner if it is negligent in the enforcement of a building bylaw containing mandatory provisions?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Orange Julius Canada Ltd. v. Surrey (City of), 2000 BCCA 467 (CanLII):

Kamloops v. Neilsen, supra, stands for the propostion that a municipality can be held liable to a property owner if it is negligent in the enforcement of a building bylaw containing mandatory provisions. Manolakas, supra, affirmed this principle.

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