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Was this a by-law change?
But what I am asking is how the board went about making it that BBQs are no longer permitted.I am asking about their procedures.
Can you get out the first letter and see if it says they have made a change to the rules or bylaws and when and how they did this?Are the other owners upset as well?
If this was a bylaw change then the board needed to get two thirds of the owner to agree with the change.
The reason why am asking about how they made the change and who agrees with it is that the only way you can deal with them successfully is is if they did not go about getting the requisite vote done properly. If the majority of the owners or in the case of the bylaw change two thirds of the owners decide that they no longer want anyone to be able to have a BBQ on their patio then it is likely that this is enforceable. This is how community living works.
It is possibly the case that the insurance premiums are going to become too high if units could have their own barbecues but I don't know for sure of course.
So if you want to try to fight this only thing you can do at this point in time is find out what went on and how this change came to be.
Do you see what I mean?
Ask for copies of the minutes of the various meetings that happened over the course of the last year. So that would include the annual general meeting and any board meetings. As an owner you have a legal right to copies of the minutes.