November 28, 2020

Condo Smarts: Outline Risks, Protocols Before Reopening Strata Facilities

Safely managing the use of common facilities and areas requires a collective investment by the community, close monitoring to ensure the protocols are observed and a […]
October 10, 2020

Condo Smarts: How Much Is Enough For Strata’s Contingency Fund?

The key to planning is to ensure the years ahead will be appropriately funded to reflect the projected renewals in your depreciation report, and you approve […]
October 3, 2020

Condo Smarts: Strata Management Oversight Involves Standard Safeguards

Dear Tony: An issue has come up at our council meeting with our manager dealing with the signing authority on cheques and our accounts. We have […]
September 26, 2020

Condo Smarts: Maintenance Issues — Pay Now Or Pay More Later

‘Our strata council is trying to cut corners on costs this year as we have experienced dramatic increases in our insurance costs.’ Dear Tony: Our strata […]
September 20, 2020

Condo Smarts: Strata Puts Up Roadblocks On Alterations

Couple purchased two units next to each other with the intention of combining them into one larger unit for their family.   Dear Tony: We purchased […]
September 15, 2020

Condo Smarts: Top Court OKs Retroactive Strata Fees

There have been several Civil Resolution Tribunal Decisions on this issue that originally deemed the status of retroactive fees was unenforceable. Dear Tony: We purchased a […]
August 7, 2020

Condo Smarts: Will the new legislation make a change?

The legislation tabled this week enables the government to address several factors that are contributing to the issues around insurance renewals, increased risks and costs in […]
July 9, 2020

Condo Smarts: Addressing the challenges of electronic AGMs

Planning and managing an electronic AGM takes a great deal of time Dear Tony: What happens when an owner attempts to attend a general meeting that […]
July 3, 2020

Condo Smarts: Rental violations during COVID-19 crisis

There are three possible exemptions that may apply to an owner if their strata corporation has reached the limit of rentals. Dear Tony, We found out […]
June 27, 2020

Condo Smarts: Who pays insurance deductible?

The creation of sections does not divide the liability for claims between the sections. Dear Tony: I was dismayed to open my mail yesterday to discover […]

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