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How many tenants are there?

We recently purchased into a highrise in Victoria and on the instructions of our Real Estate Agent we requested a Form B Information Certificate. The information was critical in making our decision as we have moved in with the intent … Continue reading

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Tenants Obligations

: I have been a tenant since 2016 in a new highrise in Vancouver. About a third of our building are rentals and none of the tenants has been elected to council. I received notice from council that l am … Continue reading

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Borrowing funds: What’s the limit?

: I am new to my strata council. I purchased 5 years ago and our strata is very well run; however, a number of questions came up at our AGM that made me start to wonder if everything really is … Continue reading

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Significant change in use or appearance of common property?

: Our strata council has decided to shut down our swimming pool and hot tub for the next 3 months to save money. They claim the growing costs of winter heating are going to result in a deficit budget so … Continue reading

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Who pays for dryer vents and ducting costs?

: Our high rise building is having an ongoing problem with dryer vents and ducting that was inserted into the concrete floors. They are either too long, too small or have somehow been damaged during construction. The result is the … Continue reading

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What controls purchasing?

: Our strata owners recently approved 1.8 million dollars from our contingency fund on elevator upgrades, deck and balcony repairs, and the replacement of our boilers. At our general meeting, an owner questioned the council on how the funds would … Continue reading

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Use of Common Facilities

: Our highrise building has a recreation room that can be rented for private parties and is used for social events and meetings in our community. As a result of several owner events where there have been additional janitorial costs, … Continue reading

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Insurance: Above or Below the Deductible

: Our building had a pipe break between two units flooding out my condo, a common hallway and our building entry. Our strata corporation has a current deductible of $5,000 and the property manager determined the value of damages to … Continue reading

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Role of Council Treasurer

Dear Tony: Our strata decided to have an audit done as we have changed management companies several times in the past 5 years and we had a number of outstanding issues brought up by our current management company. The audit … Continue reading

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Incorrect unit allocations

We live in a large strata corporation with 300 units in multiple buildings. Our strata lots on the strata plan are numbered 1-300 and the unit entitlement is based on the measured areas shown on the strata plan. A new … Continue reading

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