Using CCTV Cameras on Strata Property in BC
We delve into the necessity of using CCTV cameras on strata property and discuss methods to utilize them without infringing on Strata Owner’s privacy.
6 Proven Strategies for Reducing Utility Bills Within a Strata Corporation
By reducing energy consumption, strata corporations can contribute to a greener future.
5 Tips for Peaceful Neighbor Relations in Strata Corporations
By following a few simple strategies, you can build and maintain a positive relationship with your neighbors, ensuring a peaceful and enjoyable living environment for everyone.
5 Important Reasons To Have A Depreciation Report
A depreciation report for strata corporations in British Columbia is a document that outlines the current condition and estimated remaining useful life of the common property and assets of a strata corporation.
10 Benefits for Strata Corporations Working with a Professional Strata Management Company
Professional strata management can provide more than just relief – it can also increase the benefits that strata owners experience.
Exploring Age Restriction Bylaws
As homeowners battle the effects of escalating housing costs in British Columbia’s hyper-competitive market, one solution has come to the forefront: implementing age restriction bylaws.
The Benefits of Using Mediation for Strata Disputes
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.
Privacy Guidelines for Strata Corporations and Strata Owners
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.
5 Tips To Help Prepare Your Strata For Winter
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.
5 Tips For Using Social Media as a Strata Owner
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.
Strata Documents: 6 Things to Consider
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.
All You Need to Know about Pet Bylaws in BC
If you are a pet owner living in a strata corporation with restrictive pet bylaws, it is important to understand your rights and options.
5 Benefits to Being a Self-Managed Strata Corporation
A self-managed strata corporation is a type of strata property where the owners of the units within the complex take on the responsibilities of managing the property themselves, rather than hiring a professional management company.
3 Trends for Strata Owners
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.
The Importance of a Strata Depreciation Report
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.
How to Make the Most of Trick-or-Treating in a Condo
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.
Prevent Water Damage Before it Happens
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.
What are Strata Minutes and Why are They Important?
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.
The Importance of Elevator Maintenance in Strata Buildings
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.
Noisy Neighbors & Noise Complaints
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
Gaining Access to a Strata Corporation Documents
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...
Pros and Cons of Strata Living
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.
Conflicts and Bullying in Strata Corporations
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...
What is Condo Insurance and Do You Need It?
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...
B.C. Strata Property Act – Section 35
Section 35 of the Act provides that a strata corporation is required to prepare and maintain the following records:
Strata Document Retention Guide
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...