Tag: Smarts

  • Condo Smarts: Strata faces decisions after total building loss to fire

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos BC Real Estate Owners seek guidance after recent North Okanagan fires Published Nov 22, 2023  •  Last updated 1 hour ago  •  2 minute read There is much to consider after a strata-owned building is destroyed in a fire. The process is complicated, and legal advice is required to navigate the…

  • Condo Smarts: There are options if investors oppose vital repairs

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos Legal options to explore Published Nov 08, 2023  •  Last updated 2 hours ago  •  2 minute read Tony Gioventu explores options available to strata corporations to force repairs when levy is opposed by investors. Photo by Getty Images /PNG Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia…

  • Condo Smarts: Strata corporation can prohibit short-term accommodations

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos BC Real Estate No special exemptions or obligations in Strata Act or BC Human Rights Code, says Tony Gioventu Published Nov 01, 2023  •  Last updated 40 minutes ago  •  2 minute read When it comes to short-term rentals, there are no special exemptions or privileges set out in the Strata…

  • Condo Smarts: Here's what you need to know about new strata regulations in effect November 1

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos Strata required to contribute a minimum of 10 per cent of the annual operating fund to the contingency reserve fund Published Oct 25, 2023  •  Last updated 1 hour ago  •  2 minute read Tony Gioventu explains what you need to know about the upcoming change. Photo by denozy Getty Images…

  • Condo Smarts: How owners can petition to remove strata council

    Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page. Article content Dear Tony: What do we do if our strata council will not hold a special general meeting that the owners have petitioned? Our council continually violates our bylaws and…

  • Condo Smarts: How strata corporation votes are calculated

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos Look to the Land Title documents published on the Strata Plan Common Sheet and General Index to determine voting entitlement Published Oct 05, 2023  •  Last updated Oct 05, 2023  •  2 minute read Tony Gioventu explains the ins and outs of strata corporation voting. Photo by Getty Images Reviews…

  • Condo Smarts: Can strata prohibit installation of EV charging stations?

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos “I have offered to pay for all costs, including an ongoing premium for electricity.” Published Sep 28, 2023  •  Last updated Sep 28, 2023  •  2 minute read The Bill 22 legislation requires that a strata corporation cannot unreasonably refuse the installation of a charging station. Photo by Getty Images…

  • Condo Smarts: Long-term planning is essential for a strata corporation

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos “Our 14-floor building in Burnaby is experiencing chronic failures with its hot water system.” Published Sep 21, 2023  •  Last updated Sep 21, 2023  •  2 minute read Annual budgets may be amended at your AGM before they are approved. Photo by Getty Images Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and…

  • Condo Smarts: Bylaws must set conditions for insurance deductibles

    Breadcrumb Trail Links Homes Condos Strata corporations are advised to define the conditions or obligations Published Sep 14, 2023  •  Last updated Sep 14, 2023  •  2 minute read Tony Gioventu explains the ins and outs of building damage bylaws in a strata corporation. Photo by Getty Images Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products…