Monthly Archives: July 2019

The Duty of Council

Our strata corporation just completed a three-year major upgrade and envelope renovation. We have been planning for this project since 2010, and along with our reserves and small assessments, the outcome was well worth the effort. We are essentially back … Continue reading

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Flicker Invasion

Our building is 30 years old and we are under attack. The Flickers and woodpeckers have been boring holes into our stucco siding, we have blackbirds and swallows nesting in our eaves and within the siding, and we had a … Continue reading

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Video Surveillance

Our strata council has just purchased and installed 8 cameras in our main entry, and parking entry to try and address a growing security problem in our community. At first the council refused to disclose how much was paid for … Continue reading

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Unusual Voting Thresholds

What happens when bylaws are amended in a mixed-use strata corporation? The strata council at our AGM proposed a new bylaw that prohibits smoking or use of any types of combustible substances on common property or strata lots. Of the … Continue reading

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Who Pays the Cost of Damages?

We are very confused about the responsibility to repair a strata lot when there is a minor leak causing damage. For example, a bird nest had plugged one of our drains and resulting in a gutter overflowing and a unit … Continue reading

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