The property: A one bedroom unit in a 1970s brick apartment complex that’s 3 stories high. My unit is on the bottom level below another unit. It’s in a nice suburb but nothing fancy and the complex is mostly owned by investors. Location: Victoria I’m looking to install a new doorway into the bathroom wall so guests can access it from the kitchen instead of having to go through the bedroom (it’s an en-suite style bathroom). A friend of mine who has a real estate business recommended NOT informing strata if the by-laws don’t specifically prohibited doing this because it will just create unnecessary bureaucracy. He said as long as an engineer approves the work and gets the building permits then that should be enough. Other sources online say that ANY renovations that modify internal walls always need strata approval. I’ve seen this done on other units I looked at but those were all on the top floor with no units above them. My question is: Do I need to check with strata before doing this job and if I do is it likely they’ll deny approval?