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Paying for a Large Insurance Deductible

Our strata has had a deductible of $100,000 for several years due to a number of claims and the inability to approve a resolution to replace our piping. In November we had another claim over $100,000. In one of your … Continue reading

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Insurance Bylaws

Our strata corporation has consulted with a lawyer and our property manager and have been advised that if we approve a bylaw that limits the amount an owner would have to pay if they were responsible for a claim, it … Continue reading

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Unlawful Charges

Our strata corporation recently approved a special levy at our Annual Meeting to pay for a deficit of $37,000 from 2019 over runs. The resolution required 3 equal payments March, April and May 1st. At the meeting several owners objected … Continue reading

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How do strata corporations and owners manage the dramatic increase in Insurance Rates?

Over the past few months across BC. there has been an industry struggle to renew strata corporation insurance polices. With renewals, the cost of the insurance has increased anywhere from 50-300% and the deductibles to cover claims have also increased … Continue reading

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Condo insurance rates to surge ’50 to 300%’

B.C. condo owners are bracing for sticker shock amid surging insurance rates for their homes. “Rates are increasing for people in policies now anywhere from 50 to 300 per cent, and deductibles are going from the conventional $10,000 or $25,000 … Continue reading

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3 Bids. Are they always required?

Dear Tony: Is there anything in the Strata Act or legislation that requires a strata council to get 3 bids for projects of a certain value? Our strata council are negotiating with a contractor to replace our siding and our … Continue reading

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Get a written contract/change work order signed

What an annoying place facebook is. Idiots with no experience arguing and stressing out the original poster (and me) on a “professional” landscape site.??? I don’t want to be a mentor there nor help for free any longer argh………any-how, I … Continue reading

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Insurance Deductibles

Condo Smarts November 20, 2019 Insurance Deductibles Our strata corporation renewed our policy in October and as a result of a number of minor claims in the past 3 years our water deductible has been increased to $100,000. All of … Continue reading

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Corporal Bill Smith. Famous Tenor, sang on “Johnny Canuck’s Revue. BBC Radio. WW2. Glad I knew him.

Some-one on my high school’s alumni page was saying, “one of the original Double Mint twins taught at our Senior High. I didn’t know her. But I did know the writer/producer of The Double Mint Gum commercial. Bill Smith was … Continue reading

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Contact us Directly.(e-mail,phone,website) Do Not use Social Media or Advertising sites to contact us, please and thank-you.

Advertising sites and social media can be a problem. Yelp for example….they don’t respond to requests to correct page information. Yelp….some-one reported us out of business and I suspect it was competition. If you land on that page it incorrectly … Continue reading

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