Feeling very much alone
Once legal proceedings start, the owner that is fighting the board may receive very little comfort from his neighbours.
Ignore the hype about condos being a caring community. Far too often there is
little sense of belonging to a neighbourhood. Many people do not know
most people who live on their floor, let alone in the rest of the
If you have a dispute with your board, and it is an issue that just
affects you, most likely you will find that few will be aware of it and
the majority of those that do won't care.
Once it becomes knowledge that there is a lawsuit that tarnishes the
Status Certificates making it harder to sell the units, you may find that some of the owners will shun you.
Trying to get other owners interested in your dispute can be difficult
even if in the future, they may be the ones targeted by the board.
If you have a disability and need the corporation to pay for ramps and
automatic door openers, many owners will resent paying for it and
wonder why don't you move elsewhere or pay for these upgrades yourself.
If the board levies a Special Assessment to pay the corporation's legal
fees in their fight against you, some owners will turn on you.