Monthly Archives: August 2018

Sections, Types, Air Space Parcels

please explain the difference between sections, types, and air space parcels to our strata corporation of 171 units? Our property manager is insistent that if the residential and commercial agree, we don’t need to have a joint section council or … Continue reading

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Who decides a proxy is valid or not?

Dear Tony: I recently attended the Annual General Meeting of our strata corporation and was given 2 proxies from my neighbours. When I registered to vote for myself and the 2 owners, I was told by the property manager that … Continue reading

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Contracting Management Services

Our property management recently sent to all its clients an addendum that they wanted signed. I believe this is of concern to all strata councils as it can cause an increase in fees and in the event of major construction … Continue reading

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What’s in the name?

Our property manager always chairs our meetings and refuses to allow owners to participate in the process. The minutes always indicate the president of our council chairs the meetings, and the property manager is the facilitator, but the president never … Continue reading

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What is a hearing?

Our strata council has an owner, that was the past president, who is constantly requesting hearings and demanding to come to council meetings. It is disrupting the business of our council meetings to the point where other than hearings we … Continue reading

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How do we fix a parking disaster?

Our strata council over the past 2 years has created a bit of a parking fiasco that has now evolved into a full-blown war with owners. In 2015 we had an owner submit a special request for the special needs … Continue reading

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What is Interest Upon Destruction?

Our strata corporation has been involved in the winding up process for 3 months and we are at a stale mate with our owners. Our condo was built in 1988 and as a result we have been told the formula … Continue reading

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Wind up/Selling your strata

Our strata council was approached by a developer interested in purchasing our property outright. They came to a council meeting, gave us a slick presentation, told us they were prepared to pay 35% over our current assessed values and suggested … Continue reading

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Who pays for the pests?

We are a small 18 unit low riser building in the greater Victoria area. Two owners have reported they have chronic problems with mice in their units. (Note from Terra Nova: Try placing chunks of ex-lax in rodent running areas. … Continue reading

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Alterations and Common Property

I am a realtor in Vancouver and have helped many owners buy and sell condos over the years. One of the chronic problems we encounter is the issue over alterations, specifically balcony enclosures or sun rooms on townhouses. Our office … Continue reading

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