Winter snow is a fact of life in many parts of the world, and if you’re a strata owner or tenant, it can have an impact on your building in more ways than one. To help prepare your strata for winter weather, here are some quick maintenance tips that your strata can follow to make sure your building is ready to face the cold.
Mediation for Strata Disputes; The variety of possible nuisance scenarios in strata complexes is endless, and when councils are asked to mediate or enforce the nuisance bylaws, it can be a difficult process.
BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) applies to the collection, use and disclosure of “personal information” by strata corporations (stratas). This is an overview of Privacy Guidelines for Strata Corporations and Strata Agents.
Today you will find Strata Owners in BC joining like minded Strata Owners on social media and forums by the thousands, looking for guidance and information. Here are 5 tips for using social media.
A strata corporation is a key part of owning a strata property in BC. As a perspective buyer, you should obtain and review the strata corporation’s documents to get an understanding of the rules that govern the building and its residents.
If you are a pet owner living in a strata corporation with restrictive pet bylaws, it is important to understand your rights and options.
Looking to the future, strata living is poised to become even more popular. Here are three trends that we predict will shape the future of strata living for Strata Owners.
A strata depreciation report is a key management tool for stratas. It helps them to plan and pay for the repair, replacement and renewal of common property items such as roofs, windows, elevators, roads, utilities and other items.
Don’t let living in an apartment building put a damper on your trick-or-treating plans—bring the community together and create some new traditions this Halloween season.
One of the important roles of the Council is to protect the strata and provide safe and secure homes for it’s members. Protecting the strata is more than just paying your insurance premiums on time.
When a purchaser views a strata property, the best information they can generally obtain is by reading the minutes of council meetings, general meetings, and the rules and registered bylaws.
Elevators are essential to any strata building, but they require regular maintenance to stay in good working order. That’s why having a valid maintenance contract with a licensed BCSA contractor is so important: it’s your legal responsibility.
If the noise from your next door neighbour is driving you crazy, there might be more to their complaint than meets the eye. The first thing a board of directors may want do when they receive such an indication that something needs fixing or removed from one side of property line and placed down another could look at whether this issue truly arises within
When considering the purchase of a strata unit, it is important to obtain information about the strata corporation in order to make an informed decision. The strata documents, which include the bylaws and financial statements, can provide valuable insights into the...
While strata living has its advantages, there are also some potential drawbacks that should be considered before making the decision to buy a strata property condo.
Strata corporations are governed by a complex set of rules and regulations, which can often lead to conflict between strata council members and strata owners. One of the most common sources of conflict is when strata council members feel that they are being bullied by...
If you own a condo, you may be wondering if you need to purchase condo insurance. After all, doesn’t your strata already have insurance? The answer is not as simple as you might think. In this blog post, we’ll explore what condo insurance is and whether or not you...
Section 35 of the Act provides that a strata corporation is required to prepare and maintain the following records:
Strata Document Retention Guide Strata documents are an important part of a Strata Corporation and how it can effectively function. The records that must be kept current and up to date by the Strata Corporation are: A list of strata council members, including either a...