Category Archives: News for Strata/Condo owners

CHOA News. Condominium Home Owner’s Association.
Helpful information and hints for Strata Councils and Strata home owners.

Unlicensed Property Management fined $100,000

A chartered accountant who misled B.C.’s real estate regulator about his unlicensed property management business has been fined $100,000. According to the B.C. Financial Services Authority, the penalty against Yiu Keung (“Anthony”) Ng is the first of its kind since … Continue reading

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Homeowners sue. Surrey condo tower not built to code

More than two years after finding out their building wasn’t built to code, dozens of condo owners in Surrey, B.C., are suing the developer and contractors behind the project. Homeowners with units in the building filed a lengthy lawsuit this … Continue reading

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Ban on leaf blowers is rarely enforced (West End, Vancouver)

Between 2001 and 2004 I was a member of a (BCLNA.com) Landscape Nursery Association committee (RIP Jane) attempting to work with the City of Vancouver and prevent the ban on leaf blowers. “Gas” Blowers were finally banned in the west … Continue reading

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Luxury condo ordered to return 6,000-sq.-ft. common area claimed by penthouse owner, Terry Hui of Concord Pacific.

A 6,000-sq.-ft. space on the second floor of a luxury condo building in Yaletown that had been the “exclusive” domain of the penthouse owner — Concord Pacific president and CEO Terry Hui — should be allowed to be enjoyed by … Continue reading

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No Social Media for us. TerraNovaLandscapingBC.com…BBB A+ rating.

Terra Nova Landscaping BC decided long ago to stop using social media. Facebook, LinkedIn and other sites have not been updated in a very very long time. The return on investment was poor. Clients should contact us through our website. … Continue reading

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Strata council ordered by B.C. court to release list of all owners to one of its members

Do you know the names of your neighbours and do they know yours? A B.C. condo owner went to court to force his strata council to hand over a list of names of all other strata lot owners in his … Continue reading

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Different Classes of Persons on Council (not pertaining to Caste -Terra Nova)

Our strata corporation proposed a new bylaw at our recent annual meeting that will permit other classes of people to be elected to the strata council. It does not define what this means, and at our information meeting, the council … Continue reading

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How Do We Count Proxy Votes Separately at a Meeting?

What happens when owners get to a general meeting and the proxy votes have already been counted and the outcome of each resolution is already known? At our annual meeting last week, the property manager pointed out to everyone that … Continue reading

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Owner/Occupant Education is Critical

We had a dreaded flood in our building caused by a defective washing machine where the pump switch failed to turn off. The tenant had started a load of laundry and left to get groceries. By the time she had … Continue reading

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Bundling Resolutions

Our recent Annual General Meeting held electronically had 17 resolutions on the agenda for upgrades and repairs to our buildings. Our meeting dragged on for almost 5 hours and in the end every resolution passed. There were 4 special levies … Continue reading

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