CRT Fees – Strata Disputes

The CRT’s strata fees are set pursuant to section 62(2)(m) of the Civil Resolution Tribunal Act and CRT Rules 10 to 13.

 

Apply for Dispute Resolution of a strata property dispute This is the fee to make a claim against someone. You only pay it once. It includes facilitated dispute resolution services provided by CRT staff. Want a discount? Do it online.

 

$150

Discount if applying online: -$25

Respond to a Dispute This is the fee to respond to a dispute someone brought against you. You only pay it once. Want a discount? Do it online.

 

$25

Discount if applying online: -$25

If a Respondent Adds a Claim or Party to a Dispute If you respond to a dispute by adding a claim or another party you think is responsible, this is the fee. Want a discount? Do it online.  

 

$150

Discount if applying online: -$25

Request a Default Order This is the fee to ask the tribunal to make a default order in your dispute. It happens when you start a dispute and the respondent doesn’t respond by the deadline. Want a discount? Do it online.

 

$30

Discount if applying online: -$5

Resolution by Tribunal Decision This is the fee to ask the tribunal to resolve a dispute by the tribunal process, where a Tribunal member makes a binding decision. You won’t pay it if your dispute is resolved by agreement.

 

$100
Consent Resolution Order If claims in your dispute are resolved by agreement in facilitation, you can ask the tribunal to turn that agreement into an enforceable order. This is the fee.

 

$25
Request to Cancel a Default or Non-compliance Order If the tribunal made an order against you and you want it to be set aside or cancelled, this is the fee to ask for this.

 

$50
Party Request for Printed Records If a party to a dispute wants the Tribunal to provide printed copies of records in the dispute file like information and evidence, these are the fees.

 

$10 per request

$1 per printed page

Non-Party Request for Printed Records If the Tribunal allows a person who is not a party to a dispute to have printed copies of records in the dispute file like information and evidence, these are the fees.

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$25 per request

$1 per printed page

Validate a Copy of a Decision, Order, or Other Record This is the fee for a copy of a decision, order or other record that is validated to be a real copy of the Tribunal’s record. Other fees may apply for searching and copying the record.

 

$30
Dishonoured Payment The tribunal can charge this fee if a payment made by cheque or credit card is dishonoured or reversed. Until the person responsible for the dishonoured payment pays this fee, they might not be allowed to continue participating in the Tribunal process.

 

$30

 

Why does the CRT have fees? It’s common for courts and tribunals to charge fees. Fees are used to offset part of the CRT’s costs to provide its dispute resolution services.  The fees also help to make sure that people don’t abuse the CRT process by bringing baseless claims only meant to inconvenience or annoy someone else.

Can’t afford CRT fees? You can ask to be excused from paying the CRT fees if you can’t afford them because you have a low income. You make this request by filling out a request for a fee waiver. Follow the steps on the ‘payments’ section of the Dispute Application Form. If you are a respondent or there are multiple applicants in your dispute, fill out this Fee Waiver Request Form and return it to the CRT. You’ll have to provide information to support your request. You might also be asked to provide documents showing your financial situation. The CRT will apply its Fee Waiver Policy to decide whether your household income and assets qualify you for a fee waiver.

How can I pay CRT fees? You can pay CRT fees securely online by VISA, Mastercard, or American Express.  You can also mail a cheque. But if you pay by cheque, the CRT will wait for the cheque to clear before starting or continuing the dispute resolution process (this may take up to 14 days). Please do not send cash by mail.

Will I get my fees back if I am successful? If the CRT resolves a dispute through its Tribunal Decision Process, the Tribunal member may order an unsuccessful party to pay the successful party’s fees and other reasonable expenses.  The CRT won’t usually order an unsuccessful party to reimburse fees paid by the successful party to a lawyer or other representative.

What about fees if the other party doesn’t participate? If you apply for dispute resolution and follow all the steps to provide notice to a respondent who doesn’t respond to your application by the deadline, you might be able to request a Default Order. In the default process, the Tribunal may decide the dispute without the non-responding party’s participation.  If you are successful in this process, the decision might include an order for the defaulting party to pay your fees and other reasonable expenses.